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DVT is a medical condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein. These clots usually develop in the lower leg, thigh, or pelvis, but they can also occur in the arm.. Anything that prevents your blood from flowing or clotting normally can cause a blood clot. The main causes of DVT are damage to a vein from surgery or trauma and inflammation due to infection or injury .DVT can be very serious because blood clots in your veins can break loose, travel through your bloodstream and get stuck in your lungs. This is called a pulmonary embolism. A pulmonary embolism can be life threatening and needs treatment straight away.Deep vein thrombosis
Overnight fasting is preferred. Coagulation Requisition Form must be properly completed. Before to sampling, it is advised that the patient stop using oral anticoagulants (such as heparin) for seven days and heparin for one day, respectively.