What tests are included in a hypercoagulable panel?

It includes all of the tests in the Antiphospholipid II panel plus activated protein C (APC) resistance, factor V Leiden (if APC resistance is abnormal), prothrombin gene mutation, homocysteine, protein C functional, Protein S activity, antithrombin and Factor VIII activity.

When should hypercoagulability be tested?

Tests should be performed at least 4-6 weeks after an acute thrombotic event or discontinuation of anticoagulant/thrombolytic therapies including warfarin, heparin, direct thrombin inhibitors (DTIs), direct factor Xa inhibitors, and fibrinolytic agents [1, 4, 5].

What tests are done for blood clots?

Duplex ultrasonography is an imaging test that uses sound waves to look at the flow of blood in the veins. It can detect blockages or blood clots in the deep veins. It is the standard imaging test to diagnose DVT. A D-dimer blood test measures a substance in the blood that is released when a clot breaks up.

What is a hypercoagulable workup?

Definition: Hypercoagulable state: balance of the coagulation system is tipped toward thrombosis, due to either acquired or inherited increase in pro-coagulant elements (e.g. cancer pro coagulant) or decrease in anti-coagulant elements (e.g. Protein C deficiency).

What does D-dimer test indicate?

A D-dimer test is used to find out if you have a blood clotting disorder. These disorders include: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot that’s deep inside a vein. These clots usually affect the lower legs, but they can also happen in other parts of the body.

What is Homan’s test?

Homan’s sign test also called dorsiflexon sign test is a physical examination procedure that is used to test for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). A positive Homan’s sign in the presence of other clinical signs may be a quick indicator of DVT.

What is ad dimer test?

D-dimer tests are used to check for blood clotting problems. Blood clots can cause health problems, such as: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) Pulmonary embolism (PE)