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Forum Name: Hematology Topics
Question: What is a TTI Ratio test?
|River - Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:53 am||
I had a DVT in my lower right leg in May, and I have been on Warfarin since then. Blood was taken to test my clotting factors. They ran something called a TTI Ratio and I got the following results:
1:5 - 1.1
1:50 - 1.3 labeled "H"
1:500 - 1.2 labeled "h"
Now my doctor wants me to see a hematologist. This has been dragging on for months and I don't know what the test even tests for! Would someone please just tell me what this test is a test for, and what the results mean? I'm not looking for a dx, just an answer about the test itself.
|Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Sun Jul 23, 2006 10:57 am||
Warfarin is the oral anticoagulant commonly used by many doctors in the treatment of DVT and other thrombotic conditions. The needed dose is determined by achieving a certain international normalized ratio (INR) range (usually 2.0-3.0) . While the dose of heparin is determined by achieving at least twice normal level of activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT).
In individuals, who have prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) (increased bleeding tendency) that is not caused by heparin or oral anticoagulants; Tissue thromboplastin inhibition (TTI) screening test is used to check for circulating anticoagulants like Lupus like Inhibitors, and Heparin inhibitors. LA may influence the recommendation for the duration or intensity of anticoagulant therapy in patients with thrombotic events.
However, I should emphasize that this test is not valid if there is heparin or oral anticoagulant intake and other tests and approaches should be done to confirm the presence of these circulating antibodies.
I advise you to follow up with your doctor.
Keep us updated and best regards,
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