Blood Sciences Test


Lupus Anticoagulant

Specimen

2 x sodium citrate tubes

Special Instructions

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

Factors affecting results

As with all coagulation tests the tubes must not be underfilled.Haemolysis should be avoided.

Reference Ranges

Not applicable

Test Usage

To aid in the diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome

Availability

In house

Turnaround time

14 days

Clinical Advice

Clinical advice is available from the Haematology Medical team (contact RD&E switchboard on 01392 411611)

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