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My mother was having some blood dran and it was clotting immediately. She is a bedridden patietn suffering from an infected bedsore.The doctor required shebe tested for live and kidney functions and the assistant nurse was unable to draw blood claiming that it was clotting in the test tube. IT must be mentioned the nurse was not mixing the tube to ensure no clottiing. My question is can withdrawn blood clotting quickly be indicative of a problem<,

Doctor's Assistant: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?

Liver funtions and kidney functions

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

The patient was put on 500 CIpro twice a day starting yesterday . She is under begative pressure wound therapy.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Can negative pressure wound therapy affect patient vitals and is there anything we shold be looking out for?
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
A written response would be ok?
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 3 months ago

If the blood is clotting fast and early, this can be related to medical issues and should be investigated as following;

1) platelet count,
2) bleeding time (BT),
3) prothrombin time (PT),
4) activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT),
5) thrombin time (TT)
6) peripheral blood smear,
7) platelet aggregation in response to ADP, epinephrine, collagen, and ristocetin;
8) platelet release assays,
9) coagulation factor assays,
10) assessment of factor XIII activity via clot solubility testing
11) Tests of fibrinolysis; measurement of fibrin split products and D-dimer levels.

Negative pressure wound therapy is not likely to affect the vitals significantly.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
thank you
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You are very welcome.

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