Serving the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire of Georgia and South Carolina.
Due to the increased number of cases of COVID-19, we are limiting visitors to our offices and requesting that adult patients come to their appointments alone. Exceptions will be made if assistance or a caregiver is needed. For pediatric patients, please limit to one parent or caregiver, exceptions considered.
If you have any symptoms for COVID-19, do not schedule online. Please call your doctor's office for booking an appointment and before arriving for an in-office visit.
Clotting is what prevents excessive bleeding when you cut yourself. However, blood moving through your blood vessels should not clot. If such clots form they can travel through your bloodstream to your heart, lungs, or brain, causing a heart attack or stroke.
Coagulation tests measure your blood’s ability to clot, as well as how long it takes. Testing can help your doctor assess your risk of excessive bleeding or developing clots (thrombosis) somewhere in your blood vessels.
Most coagulation tests are given in the same manner as most blood tests. Side effects and risks are minimal. A blood sample is sent to a laboratory for testing and analysis.