Protime, INR & PTT Test Results?

I am scheduled for a rhinoplasty on 11/16 and just had my physical done and while at it requested the test (Protime, PTT & INR) the results are: Protime - 10.2, PTT - 28, INR-1 Are those acceptable results for the rhinoplasty?

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Bleeding tests before surgery

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I do not even bother to get these tests pre-operatively as they virtually are never of any practical use.  he most important issue regarding bleeding with surgery is the use of aspirin or ibuprofen before surgery.  Be sure that you avoid such medications as instructed  by dour surgeon.  Good luck!

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Lab results for rrhinoplasty

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PT, PTT and INR are tests used to measure the intrinsic and extrinsic coagluation cascades (how prone you are to bleed).  Your results look to be in the normal range (labs typically display a range of values printed next to your result to indicate the normal range.)  

Donald B. Yoo, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Lab results for rhinoplasty are WNL

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Your lab results appear to be in the average range of normal or WNL which means within normal limits. Your surgeon and anesthesiologist must sign off on the lab prior to your surgery and if they have any hesitation over your results they should contact you immediately. Every lab has different variable ranges however your numbers appear to be WNL!   If there is concern on your behalf of bruising or bleeding problems make sure you are off of all aspirin and aspirin containing compounds, vitamins and herbs. If you are on any other medications have those cleared by your surgeons office prior to surgery. Best regards and wishing you a quick recovery. Michael V. Elam, M.D. 

Michael Elam, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Regarding your question

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Dear ilovecandy

Every person is different but you looks like you are in the normail limits, as Dr. Shemirani said. you can see the normal ranges on the lab test sheet, but it is always best to consult directly with a Doctor.

Best Regards,

Dr. Alfonso Gonzalez, MD

Alfonso Gonzalez Cepeda, MD
Mexico Plastic Surgeon

Rhinoplasty surgery

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Dear ilovecandy,

  • Yes, those are within normal limits
  • You can usually see the normal ranges on the lab test sheet
  • Enjoy your new nose

Best regards,

Nima Shemriani

Nima Shemirani, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Protime, INR & PTT Test Results?

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that depends on the lab's normal ranges for those tests; in your case the numbers look fine.  A history of easy bruising is the best thing to ask any patient before an operation - if the answer is no then the above tests are probably not necessary. 

Ramtin Kassir, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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