7363 Lupus Anticoagulant Eval With Reflex

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Citrated Plasma 3 Months See Report

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Citrated Plasma
Container: 2 Light Blue Top Tubes
Temperature: Frozen
Preferred Vol: 4.00 mL
Min Vol: 2.00 mL

Method

Clot Dectection

Schedule

Monday - Saturday

Turn-Around Time

Send-Out

Instructions/Notes

STRICT FROZEN. Separate Plasma and Freeze within 1 hour of collection.

Clinical Utility

Lupus Anticoagulants (LA) are members of a family of antibodies with phospholipid specificity. LA may be defined as an immunoglobulin (S), IgG or IgM or a mixture of both, that interferes with one or more of the invitro phospholipid (PL)dependent tests of coagulation. These antibodies are not associated with a hemorrhagic diathesis, but rather have been linked to thrombotic events. It is not known whether the antibody is causative, coincidental or a consequence of the thrombosis. In addition to thrombosis, other clinical complications have been associated with the presence of LA. These include strokes, nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis, livedo reticularis and a variety of obstetrical complications such as intrauterine fetal death, recurrent spontaneous abortion, fetal growth retardation, early onset preeclampsia and chorea gravidarum.

CPT Codes

85613, 85730

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