Anti Thrombin III Activity

Anti-Thrombin is a Protein synthesized by the liver that aids in the blood clotting mechanism. This test evaluates the anti-thrombin protein in the blood to examine its normal physiology and monitoring the treatment process of anti-thrombin deficiency disorders during prognosis.
Test Code: 394
₹ 5,000.00


Why Anti-Thrombin III Activity test?


Anti-thrombin activity test measures how well the protein inhibits thrombin. Antithrombin is a member of serine protease inhibitor (serpine) superfamily. Anti-Thrombin IIIor Thrombate III or heparin cofactor-1 or AT is a protein that is a non-vitamin-K dependent protease that helps control blood clots. It inhibits coagulation by neutralizing the enzyme activity of thrombin (blood clotting factors IIa, IXa, Xa). It measures the activity or function and the amount of anti-thrombin in the patient’s blood is quantified to evaluate the cause for excessive blood clotting. ThisAnti-thrombin-III (AT-III)test determines the amount of AT-III present in the body and hence it is ordered to diagnose anti-thrombin protein deficiency which might result in causing increased blood clots than normal. Some of the causes of acquired antithrombin deficiency are a liver failure (liver cirrhosis), nephrotic syndrome (too much anti-thrombin excreted in urine resulting in AT deficiency), metastatic tumors, disseminated intravascular coagulation, severe trauma, burns, chemotherapy with asparaginase and generalized clotting, and Sepsis – a bleeding disorder that is often associated with infection in the bloodstream, etc. Complications include deep vein thrombosis (DVT), phlebitis, thrombophlebitis, pulmonary embolus (blood clot in the lung), blood clot in arteries that may lead to heart attack and/ or stroke. Other tests that may be performed along with this test are protein-C deficiency, protein-S deficiency, Factor V Leiden, and Factor II G20210A. 

General instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen - Blood sample collected from the vein. Test Preparation: None.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presenting complaints/signs or symptoms:

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.    

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