Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT) Detects coagulation disorders. It helps to ensure that the patient isn’t at risk of hemorrhaging.
Prothrombin Time (PT) measures how long it takes for blood to clot.
Prothrombin INR (PT INR) is another measure of the speed of blood clotting.
Total Protein, Random Urine checks liver and kidney functions.
Platelet Count ensures the proper number of red blood cells are present for clotting.
In Video #114, I stated doctors found a tinge of blood in my cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). I explain why I feel they found blood, but will post what my doctor tells me once I hear from her.
UPDATE FROM DOCTOR - On Monday, Nov. 20th, at 11:00 AM, my doctor's nurse responded with the following: Sometime when providers attempt to access the subarachnoid space to withdraw spinal fluid, they may need to reposition the needle to access the correct space. This may cause some bleeding at the initial puncture which may cause bleeding. Nothing to worry about.