BLEEDING TIME

Code
200.0600
Name
BLEEDING TIME
Category
None
Department
Coagulation
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Ivy Bleeding Time
CPT Codes
85002
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

BT

Specimen Information

Type

Filter Paper

Volume

Transport Info

Room Temperature

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Laboratory personnel will follow a prescribed procedure for collecting and performing the test

Reference Range

0-10 Minutes

Methodology

Manual

Clinical Significance

Used as a measure of the function of platelets as well as the integrity of the vessel wall. Bleeding time is defined as the time from the making of a small incision to the time the bleeding stops. The duration of bleeding from a standard wound of the skin is a measure of the function of platelets as well as the integrity of the vessel wall. In the Ivy method, an attempt is made to control variations caused by alterations in capillary tonus by using a blood pressure cuff at a pressure between 20 mmHg and 40 mmHg, depending on patient’s age and weight.

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