Lupus Anticoagulant Antibodies
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Lupus inhibitor phospholipid type, lupus antiphospholipid antibodies, LA.
To assess for systemic dysfunction related to anticoagulation and assist in diagnosing conditions such as lupus erythematosus and fetal loss.
Plasma collected in a completely filled blue-top (3.2% sodium citrate) tube. If the patient’s hematocrit exceeds 55%, the volume of citrate in the collection tube must be adjusted.
(Method: Dilute Russell viper venom test time) Negative.