Anti Thrombin III test detects various conditions: 1. when you are suffering from unexplained recurring blood clotts. 2. when you are suffering from antithrombin deficiency. Basically the test examines the total amount and activity of antithrombin present in the blood.
Anti Thrombin is a type of protein produced by the liver which helps to regulate blood clot formation.
Excessive blood clot occurs in conditions when an individual's blood vessels are injured. Individuals suffer from excessive clotting disorder due to inherited antithrombin deficiency. It increases the risk of developing blood clots in deep veins.
When the production of antithrombin decreases it leads to liver and kidney disease, extensive thrombosis and nephrotic syndrome.