Category Archives: Blood Disorders

Sickle Cell Anemia – Symptoms and Management

Symptoms and Management of Sickle Cell Anemia If your child gets swellings over his hand, foot or any other part of the body, one of the cause to consider is sickle cell anemia. Common Presentations The patient may be symptom less in early years of life. Later on, as he grows up, he may have […]

Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (APTT) Test

Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time Test The activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) test reflects the activities of most of the coagulation factors and inhibitors. So, its value indirectly tells us about the functioning of various factors involved in coagulation. Normal Reference Range Full term infant, 0-5 day old 25.0-60.0 seconds Full term infant, 6 days-3 months […]