Vitamin K Test

The vitamin K test is used to identify the rate of bleeding in a prothrombin time(PT). It also measures how long your blood takes to clot. If the result of PT is prolonged, it indicates a low level of vitamin K. In this case, your doctor will suggest you take supplements or injections of vitamin K.

Vitamin K Test Cost in India

Test Type Blood Test
Preparation Fasting for a minimum of 8 hours is recommended. Before sample collection, you need to refrain from eating liver and taking multivitamins or vitamin K for at least 24 hours.
Report Within 5 to 7 days
Vitamin K test cost in Hyderabad Rs. 2400 approximately.
Vitamin K test cost in Vizag Rs.2975 approximately.
Vitamin K test cost in Nasik Rs. 2500 approximately
Vitamin K test cost in Aurangabad Rs. 1450approximately
Vitamin K test cost in Nellore Rs. 1500 approximately
Vitamin K test cost in Chandanagar Rs. 2400 approximately
Vitamin K test cost in Srikakulam Rs. 2000 approximately.
Vitamin K test cost in Sangamner Rs. 1500 approximately
Vitamin K test cost in Kurnool Rs. 2850 approximately
Vitamin K test cost in Kakinada Rs. 2000 approximately

Vitamin K test costs in India at different locations may vary

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Vitamin K Test findings

Blood should take 11 to 13.5 seconds to clot. If the test results show a longer clotting time, it indicates a deficiency of vitamin K.

The normal range of vitamin K is 0.2-3.2ng/ML.

You must visit a doctor for abnormal findings and get a complete diagnosis and treatment.

Book an appointment with our doctors at Medicover hospitals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Vitamin K is stored in the fatty tissues of the human body.

The deficiency of this vitamin will further give way to copious bleeding. It is quite rare in adults and is seen more in infants, especially premature babies.

The most common symptoms are nose bleeds, bleeding of the gums, heavy bleeding during menstruation, and bruising easily.

The prothrombin time estimates the time taken for the blood to clot. The protein prothrombin is used in the process of blood coagulation. When someone is on blood thinners, vitamin K acts as the counterpart.

This test takes just 5 mins to perform.

Many medications interfere with vitamin K like fat substitute olestra, blood thinners, phenytoin, certain antibiotics, orlistat (a weight-loss drug) and bile acid sequestrants.

Infants regardless of race, sex and ethnic background are at high risk.

When vitamin k is high it may lead to jaundice, hyperbilirubinemia, hemolytic anemia, and kernicterus in infants.

    The common side effects are:

  • Decreased appetite.
  • Breathing difficulty.
  • Liver enlargement
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Pale eyes or skin body swelling

Vitamin K is high in food like:

  • Cooked Kale
  • Raw Spinach
  • Raw Swiss chard
  • Cooked collard greens
  • Natto

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