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Protein C is a natural anticoagulant in the blood. Once activated, it works to cleave certain clotting factors to bring the body’s clotting process to a halt. However, some people are deficient in protein C, leading to abnormal clot formation which can increase the risk of venous thromboses such as DVT.
Whilst some cases of protein C deficiency are genetic, its levels are more commonly diminished by other factors such as having liver disease or a vitamin K deficiency – which may occur in warfarin users.
This test is for those who have a family history of protein C deficiency, those who are concerned about their risk of venous thrombosis and people who are taking vitamin K and want to check their protein C levels are stable.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
View results securely in your own personal dashboard.
Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
Your Blood sample will be analysed at our chosen laboratory based in the heart of London's medical district. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from the UK's largest independent provider of clinical diagnostic tests
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Protein C test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Protein C test results.
Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.