One of the most confusing things about coagulation (until someone explains it to you) is the idea of the intrinsic and extrinsic arms of the coagulation cascade, and the way they interact during coagulation in the body.
Prothrombin Time is used to measure how long it takes for the blood to clot. It can also be called as INR which stands for International Normalized Ratio. The INR is used to standardize the result of PT no matter what the testing method is. If PT is
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Not all patients recover from rodenticide intoxication but he did! Swipe to see how this little goat went home happy. . This guy arrived flat with a PCV of 11% (very few red blood cells) and PCV dropped even more (8%!). We find out he ate bradifacoum a third generation anticoagulant rodenticide. Look at the graph it shows high prothrombin time (PT) and high activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) and how they decreased over time when clotting started to work again thanks to the antidote…