Prothrombin Time Clinic

The Prothrombin Time Clinic is a quick and easy way to monitor Coumadin therapy – a blood-thinning medication. Patients with a variety of diagnoses including history of heart disease, stroke, deep vein thrombosis and artificial valve replacement require Coumadin to minimize the likelihood of blood clots. The Prothrombin Time Clinic uses the finger-stick technique to test the ratio of medicine to their blood, allowing the patient to avoid having blood drawn from their arm.