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APCR Activated Protein C Resistance Test

The APCR Activated Protein C Resistance Test is a quantitative test to help identify the presence of the Activated Protein C Resistance, which is a hemostatic disorder.

What is the APCR Activated Protein C Resistance Test

Activated protein C resistance is a disorder in which clotting factors are resistant to deactivation by APC.  This test is conducted by measuring the amount of time taken for blood to clot after APC is added to the sample. This disorder may be hereditary or acquired. and leads to venous thrombosis, i.e a blood clot inside a vein. This can causes problems with circulation and might even lead to pulmonary embolism.

Why is the APCR Activated Protein C Resistance Test suggested?

The APCR Activated Protein C Resistance Test is suggested in the following cases:

  • Presence of internal blood clot.
  • Test results that indicated blood clotting sensitivity
  • Leg Pain or Chest Pain.
  • Swelling and Cramping.
  • Shortness of Breath and Rapid Pulse.

How is an APCR Activated Protein C Resistance Test performed?

The APCR Activated Protein C Resistance Test is a short procedure.

  • A vein is located, often inner arm and the area is cleaned.
  • A needle is used to draw blood from the vein.
  • An adhesive is placed after the sample is drawn.
  • The sample is added to a container that has an anticoagulant or clot activator.

What are the parameters measured in the APCR Activated Protein C Resistance Test?

The APCR Activated Protein C Resistance Test tests for Factor V Leiden and prothrombin 20210.

Preparation before performing APCR Activated Protein C Resistance Test

The APCR Activated Protein C Resistance Test does not require any fasting.

Post-care after APCR Activated Protein C Resistance Test

The APCR Activated Protein C Resistance Test does not have any side effects that require treatment or attention.

Sample types in APCR Activated Protein C Resistance Test

APCR Ratio > 1.9 – Negative for APCR

APCR Ratio < 1.9 – Requires follow-up, could be positive

Side Effects of APCR Activated Protein C Resistance Test

The drawing of blood might make a few people feel dizzy.

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