Blood coagulation tests
Blood coagulation disorders can manifest by uncontrolled bleeding after injury or unexplained spontaneous haemorrhage in the body. Increased blood coagulation values are also the life threatening condition associated with thrombi formation affecting the walls of blood vessels and disturbing blood supply to other organs.
Blood coagulation tests are prescribed by eh physician as needed. These tests are necessary before the surgeries, aiming to assess the risk of bleeding and thrombi formation.
Blood coagulation tests can be recommended by your physician if:
- you have inherited blood coagulation disorders;
- you suffer from haemophilia,
- you have been diagnosed with liver diseases (hepatitis, cirrhosis).
- you have gut diseases;
- You are treated with anticoagulants;
- you experience continuous nose or gingival bleeding.
Commonly the following coagulation time tests are carried out to assess the coagulation process:
- prothrombin complex activity (PT, SPA/INR),
- Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) test
APTT reflects the internal system of coagulation factors, including VIII, IX, XI and XII factors. Treatment with heparin or other direct thrombin inhibitor hirudin is always controlled with APTT test. The most informative result is obtained when blood sample is taken at least 3 hours after the last dose of heparin.
Prothrombin complex activation test is carried out aiming to control treatment with vitamin K agonists (orfarin, warfarin). For monitoring purposes prothrombin complex test is carried out not only anticoagulant therapy but also in case of:
- suspected blood coagulation disorder caused by insufficient activity of a single or several prothrombin complex factors II, V, VII, X,
- to diagnose vitamin K deficiency,
- for diagnostics and treatment of liver diseases.
Advanced registration is not required for these tests.
Prices of blood coagulation tests
Regular price Regular For clients who are not covered by compulsory health insurance
Protein S concentration*
Activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT)
Actyvated protein C resistency (APC-R)
Factor VIII ( anti-hemophilic factor, AHF)**
Factor XIII (fibrin stabilizing factor, Laki–Lorand factor)**
Lupus anticoagulant 1 (LA1)
Lupus anticoagulant 2 (LA2)
Protein C concentration
Prothrombin time and fibrinogen
What factors affect the price?
The prices indicated below apply to citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and the European Union.
If you are coming from another country please check the price by telephoning or sending an email.
When are the examinations are carried out:
2 hours for the most common (routine) blood tests and urinalysis.
The reports of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) imaging and other
instrumental examinations are usually ready immediately, i.e within 2-3 hours after the examination.
Why it is worth
To be examined at our Centre?
- Your tests will be carried out ensuring high quality. This is proved by ISO 15189 accreditation of the laboratory.
- The test results obtained in our laboratory will be explained by laboratory professionals.
Such service in our country is offered only in few laboratories.
- There is no risk of damaging or confounding samples during transportation, which is statistically one of the most common causes of sample damage in the laboratories.
Good to know
The physician prescribing tests must know:
- if you are taking blood thinning medicines (such as warfarin (cumadin)
- if you have liver diseases.
- what herbal preparations are you taking, such as St John’s wort,
- if you have been diagnosed with inherited or acquired deficiency of certain coagulation factors.
All these factors may affect the results of blood coagulation tests.
How to get the test results?
- Your test results will be available in 3 hours within a working day.
You may get them at the reception or we will send them by e-mail, if you wish.
- For interpretation of the test results please contact the laboratory by telephone: (8 5) 247 64 22.
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
This disorder manifests by uncontrolled bleeding, which can be caused by an insignificant cause or by increased formation of thrombi.
If after injury it is difficult to control bleeding or you suffer from joint inflammation, vision loss, unconsciousness episodes, vomiting up blood, bowel movements with dark stool, that can be the result of internal bleeding, contact your physician and ask for blood coagulation tests.
These tests are usually prescribed by a physician, they are not needed for prophylactics. Blood coagulations values are monitored in case of certain diseases and during the treatment with the medicines affecting blood coagulation, such as varfarin. Blood coagulation tests are also carried out before every surgery.