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Definition

Euglobulin lysis time (ELT) is a blood test that looks at how fast clots break down in the blood.


Alternative Names

Euglobulin clot lysis; Fibrinolysis/euglobulin lysis; ELT


How the test is performed

A blood sample is needed. For information on how this is done, see Venipuncture

The laboratory specialist will run tests on the blood sample to see how fast blood clots dissolve. The dissolving of blood clots is called fibrinolysis.


How to prepare for the test

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