At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To help evaluate a thrombotic episode, to determine whether you may have an inherited or acquired Protein C or Protein S deficiency
When to Get Tested?
When you have had an unexplained thromboembolism (a blood vessel blocked by a blood clot), when your newborn has a severe clotting disorder, such as disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) or purpura fulminans. Sometimes when a close relative has an inherited Protein C or Protein S deficiency
A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?
No test preparation is needed.