Protein C Functional Blood Test

Protein C Functional Blood Test

Quick Overview

To help investigate a possible clotting disorder.

Test #117705


Availability: In stock

Also Known As Functional Protein C; Protein C Activity Blood Test; Protein C, Functional, Plasma

No fasting required. Ideally, patients should not be on anticoagulant therapy. Avoid warfarin therapy 2 weeks before blood draw. Avoid heparin, direct Xa, and thrombin inhibitor therapies for 3 days before blood draw.  Check with physician before stopping any medications.

Test Results 5-7 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.
Protein C is a blood test that is also ordered with other blood tests like Protein S to investigate a possible excessive clotting disorder. This test should not be used for patients receiving thrombin inhibitors such as hirudin and argatroban.

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