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PLEASE NOTE: Recent changes have been made to this Test


 Recent changes for Lupus anticoagulant

Recent changes for Lupus anticoagulant
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
10th April 2024
Alternative names

Lupus Inhibitor Screen, LA, LAS, LE

Lupus Inhibitor Screen, LA, LAS, LE, LAC

Lupus anticoagulant

Alternative Names:Lupus Inhibitor Screen
LA
LAS
LE
LAC
Laboratory:Haematology
Test Code:LUP
Medicare rebatable:No
Registration Instructions:

Please collect 2 x 2.7 mL coagulation (blue top) when this is requested by itself.

Can be requested with AT, Protein C, Protein S and coagulation profile. Please collect total 4 x 2.7 mL tubes for this test combination.

Includes APTT Lupus Screen/Lupus Confirm and DRVVT Lupus Screen/Lupus Confirm.

Specimen Types:Plasma
Container Types:
Sodium CitrateSodium Citrate
Adults Volume or Mass:2.7 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:1.7 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:A separate container is required for this test.
Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Send to lab immediately
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge

Double centrifugation required. Centrifuge immediately for 10 minutes at 2000-2500 g. Collect the plasma supernatant and repeat the centrifugation step. This step is performed by the coagulation department NPV.

Assay Frequency:Weekly

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