What questions should I ask my doctor about a platelet function test?

The following questions can help you talk to your physician about having a platelet function test. Print out or write down these questions and take them with you to your appointment. Taking notes can help you remember your physician’s response when you get home.
  • Why are we testing how fast my blood clots?
  • What happens next if the test reveals that my blood is not clotting at the desired rate?

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