Lupus Anticoagulant blood testing is usually used to determine the cause of thrombosis, pregnancy complications or a prolonged aPTT test. Lupus Anticoagulant is a protein in the blood. When this rises it increases the risk of blood clots in the veins and arteries. These clots can often lead to strokes, heart attacks pregnancy complications and more.
This private blood analysis for Lupus Anticoagulant Screen is accessible at all thirty one Spire clinics around the UK
Included in each pathology request for Lupus Anticoagulant Screen are a Doctors Referral, all Phlebotomy fees (your blood taken at a Private Hospital), all laboratory fees and includes our GP comments.
Inclusions: DRVV, DRVV RATIO, PROTHROMBIN TIME, APT AND FIBRINOGEN
Special Instructions: Send to lab immediately. Sample should be separated and frozen within two hours of being taken. If a delay is expected with transportation to the laboratory samples must be transported frozen. Contact the laboratory for special sample tubes/containers/kit and/or instructions., If collecting using Butterfly system discard initial blue bottle., If possible it is preferable to collect blood WITHOUT using tourniquet. Citrate (Blue bottles) MUST always be taken before other coloured bottles and filled to the line. Careful collection using nineteen guage needle. Sample should be processed within one hour of collection.
Attendance Restrictions: A morning Monday - Thursday appointment is required. Please do not bleed the patient outside of these times.
Laboratory Notes: Contact lab for Interpretation of results.
Sample Container: 4 x Blue