This test should be avoided in a patient with a low platelet count. A patient with aspirin may have a false positive (raised value). Avoid in patients with keloid formation or senile skin changes. Avoid in patients who have undergone mastectomy or axillary lymph node dissection.
What are precautions given to patients prior to having a bleeding time test?
About the Author: Dr. Karishma Shinde
Dr. Karishma Shinde, B.H.M.S (MUHS Nashik) PGD, EMS (RHC Pune and the Director of Sunrise diagnostics Centre along with her team works with a vision of rendering care for the happiness of humankind and freedom from illness.