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Test Catalog

Test ID: ALUPO    
Lupus Anticoagulant Profile Interpretation

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Plasma Na Cit

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Only orderable as a reflex. For more information see ALUPP / Lupus Anticoagulant Profile, Plasma.

 

Patient Preparation: Patient should not be receiving warfarin or heparin. If the patient is currently on warfarin or heparin, this should be noted, treatment with heparin causes false-positive results of in vitro coagulation testing for lupus anticoagulant. Coumadin treatment may impair ability to detect the more subtle varieties of lupus-like anticoagulants.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

Only orderable as a reflex. For more information see ALUPP / Lupus Anticoagulant Profile, Plasma.

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Plasma Na CitFrozen14 days