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
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.
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.
- Decreased appetite.
- Breathing difficulty.
- Liver enlargement
- Muscle stiffness
- Pale eyes or skin body swelling
The common side effects are:
Vitamin K is high in food like:
- Cooked Kale
- Raw Spinach
- Raw Swiss chard
- Cooked collard greens