What is a Coagulation Panel?
Coagulation factors are proteins circulating in the blood that are essential for proper blood clot formation. This measure the function of or sometimes the amount of these proteins in the blood. Coagulation factors are usually tested by measuring the factor’s activity level in the blood. Activity assays can detect reduced levels of protein or proteins that don’t function properly. Coagulation factor antigen tests can tell how much of the protein is present, but not whether its function is normal.
A Coagulation Panel includes the following tests:
- Complete blood count (CBC)
- Factor V assay
- Fibrinogen level
- Prothrombin time (PT or PT-INR)
- Platelet count
- Thrombin time
- Bleeding time
Who should get a Coagulation Panel?
This test may be ordered if your doctor suspects that you have a clotting disorder. These conditions can also cause coagulation:
- liver disease
- thrombophilia or excessive clotting
- hemophilia or the inability to clot normally
When will I receive my results?
Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.
How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?
No preparation or fasting required. Just bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.