Bleeding Time

A bleeding time test examines how long time your blood takes to clot to stop the bleeding. This test evaluates the functions of Blood platelets to detect platelets disorders such as Hemophilia, Primary Thrombocythemia, and Von Willebrand’s Disease.
Test Code: 659
₹ 75.00

Bleeding time:

Why Bleeding Time test?


Bleeding Time test is performed by cleaning the puncture site with antiseptic to reduce the risk of infections. Prick is made and blood is blotted using around the edges of the circular blotting paper disc for every 30 seconds (using a stopwatch or timer) until bleeding stops and the time taken is noted and recorded as the bleeding time. Prolonged bleeding time reflects platelet function defect. Abnormal results (prolonged fibrin clot formation) indicate Hemophilia A and B, primary thrombocythemia, thrombocytopenia, vitamin K deficiency, Von Willebrand’s disease, absence or abnormalities in clotting factors such as Factor II, V, VII, X or XII, etc. Symptoms of a bleeding disorder include unexplained easy bruising, frequent nose bleeds, anemia, shortness of breath, dizziness, weakness, bleeding into the joints, heavy menstrual bleeding, and endometriosis in women, etc. complications if untreated can lead to severe excessive blood loss, bleeding in the intestines, brain, joints, etc. Other tests include complete blood count, platelet aggregation test, etc. False-positive test results can arise in patients on drugs like asprin etc.  

General instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen - Blood sample collected by finger prick or behind the ear lobe. 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.   

This Multi-Specialty Clinical Referral Laboratory RTDIAGNOSTICS provides precise and accurate tests with an extensive range of testing services to the medical centers to help in the diagnosis and identification of pathology in the test specimens for infectious diseases and also to evaluate the function of organ systems of the patient. It prevents further complications and helps to stabilize and restore health to near normalcy at the earliest without delay.