Platelet Function Test

Ask your doctor

The following questions can help you talk to your doctor about having a platelet function test. Consider printing out or writing down these questions and taking them with you to your appointment. Taking notes can help you remember your doctor’s response when you get home.

Doctor and Patient at appointment with ipad

Bring a list of questions to ask your doctor about the platelet function test.

  1. Why are we testing how fast my blood clots?
  2. Is there any preparation I have to do for a platelet function test?
  3. What happens next if the test reveals that my blood is not clotting at the desired rate?