2 x sodium citrate tubes
Patients on oral anticoagulants cannot be tested for LA but will be suitable for anticardiolipin antibody screen.
If a Thrombophilia screen is required please send 3 green tubes along with full clinical details
As with all coagulation tests the tubes must not be underfilled.Haemolysis should be avoided.
To aid in the diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome
Clinical advice is available from the Haematology Medical team (contact RD&E switchboard on 01392 411611)Specimen Labelling Procedure