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Bleeding Time and Clotting Time (BTCT) Test

What is BT CT Test

Bleeding Time and Clotting Time (BTCT) Test is a medical test used to evaluate how well a person's blood clots. Bleeding time measures the time it takes for a tiny blood vessel puncture to stop bleeding. This aids in evaluating platelet function, an essential component of blood coagulation. On the other hand, clotting time measures the time it takes for blood to clot in a test tube, signifying the effectiveness of the coagulation pathways. These tests are essential for diagnosing bleeding disorders, monitoring patients on blood-thinning medications, and preparing for surgeries to ensure proper blood clotting.


  • Test Name Bleeding Time and Clotting Time Test
  • Sample Type Blood
  • Preparations Required preparation involves informing to your doctor about any medications you take, fasting if directed, and avoiding aspirin or other blood thinners prior to the test.
  • Report Time 4 Hours

BT CT Test Procedure

The procedure for the BTCT Test involves simple steps. ⁤⁤For bleeding time, a small cut is made on the forearm and the time taken for the bleeding to stop is recorded using filter paper to blot the blood every 30 seconds. ⁤⁤Usually, this procedure takes 1 to 9 minutes. ⁤⁤For clotting time, A tiny blood sample is taken and stored at 37°C in a test tube. ⁤⁤For every 30 seconds, the tube is gently tilted until a clot forms. ⁤⁤This entire clotting time process usually takes 5 to 15 minutes. ⁤⁤These are simple, minimally invasive methods that gives important insights into the function of blood coagulation. ⁤

Home Sample Collection Process

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Sample Collection by Phlebotomist
Sample Collection by Phlebotomist
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Reporting of the sample at lab
Reporting of the sample at lab
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Frequently Asked Questions

A BT CT test assesses the effectiveness of blood coagulation. Bleeding time (BT) measures how long a minor cut bleeds, while clotting time (CT) measures how long it takes for blood to clot in a tube.

Normal values for a BT CT test are 2–7 minutes for bleeding time (BT) and 8–15 minutes for clotting time (CT).

A lower-than-normal clotting time could be a sign of hypercoagulability, which raises the possibility of blood clots forming in blood arteries and perhaps developing diseases like thrombosis.

A BT CT test preparation involves informing your doctor about any medications you take, fasting if directed, and avoiding aspirin or other blood thinners prior to the test.

The price of Bleeding time and Clotting time (BT CT) test in Hyderabad is just ₹110/-

BLEEDING TIME AND CLOTTING TIME (BT AND CT)
₹ 110
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