Lupus Anticoagulant

Sample type: Whole Blood

Test name: Lupus Anticoagulant a.k.a. DRVTT/DRVV

Condition / Indication: Detemination of thrombotic tendency

Special precautions & notes: Usually requested as part of a Thrombophilic Screen (which requires 3 full tubes). Ideally these samples need to arrive in the laboratory within 2 hours, maximum 4 hours. For monitoring treatment, a single sample is acceptable. See 'Thrombophilia Screen' for further details.

Reference range: Results: Positive or negative.

Container: Citrate (Blue top)

Ideal volume (mL): 3 full tubes

Discipline: Haematology

Turnaround time: 10 days