Our patient has a confirmed left sided DVT. Prior to initiation of anticoagulation a clotting screen is performed. It shows:
- PT 12s (11-14)
- APTT 49s (35-40)
- Fibrinogen 5.5g/L (1.5-4)
- d-dimer 990ng/mL (<500)
- How do you interpret the results?
- What investigation would you next perform?
Please reply to us (@TeamHaem) on Twitter and always include #TeamHaem to allow others to follow your comments. Please join in the debate and learn about haematological problems along the way. The case will continue to evolve over the coming week so keep checking #TeamHaem on Twitter for more information.
Please note – all cases on TeamHaem are entirely fictional to protect patient confidentiality.
TeamHaem are not a position of authority. It is an educational platform to allow discussion and learning.