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Old 02-01-2012
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Blood Factor Xa and Thrombin Time

Just did a uworld question and it said -- factor Xa inhibits increase PTT, PT but do not increase TT (thrombin time) , i don't get why TT isn't increased because without factor Xa around how would prothrombin go to thrombin ?

So why isn't TT increased?

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check out this article

(its basically cos thrombin is externally added.. the procedure n clotting cascade .. with abnormalities is explained in detail)

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