Lupus Anticoagulant Antibodies

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Synonym/Acronym:
Lupus inhibitor phospholipid type, lupus antiphospholipid antibodies, LA.

Rationale
To assess for systemic dysfunction related to anticoagulation and assist in diagnosing conditions such as lupus erythematosus and fetal loss.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, or activity restrictions unless by medical direction. Heparin therapy should be discontinued 2 days before specimen collection, with medical direction. Warfarin (Coumadin) therapy should be discontinued 2 wk before specimen collection, with medical direction.

Normal Findings
(Method: Dilute Russell viper venom test time) Negative.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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Synonym/Acronym:
Lupus inhibitor phospholipid type, lupus antiphospholipid antibodies, LA.

Rationale
To assess for systemic dysfunction related to anticoagulation and assist in diagnosing conditions such as lupus erythematosus and fetal loss.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, or activity restrictions unless by medical direction. Heparin therapy should be discontinued 2 days before specimen collection, with medical direction. Warfarin (Coumadin) therapy should be discontinued 2 wk before specimen collection, with medical direction.

Normal Findings
(Method: Dilute Russell viper venom test time) Negative.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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