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Lupus Anticoagulant Information

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code LUPUS
Test group Anti-phospolipid
Container type
Sample type
Processing notes If "Lupus Anticoagulant" is ordered without further specification, order test package LUPUS which contains RVVTM & HEXA.
Normal range
Synonyms LA; antiphospholipid AB; Anti-cardiolipin, HEXA; RVVT; Russell's viper venom; Hexagonal phospholipids neutralization
Additional information If "Lupus Anticoagulant" is ordered without further specification, a RVVTM and HEXA will be done.

The Russell's Viper Venom Test and the Hexagonal Phospholipid Neutralization test are 2 tests available to diagnose lupus anticoagulants, which by definition prolong a clotting time, are inhibitors, and are phospholipid dependent.

Lupus anticoagulants along with anti-cardiolipin antibodies and anti-beta-2-glycoprotein antibodies are the three major categories of anti-phospholipid antibodies. If a patient is being evaluated for anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome, the hematology laboratory service at Moffitt-Long recommends that the Anti-phospholipid Antibody Panel (APLA) be performed (as clinically indicated). This panel includes Russell Viper Venom Test (RVVTM), Hexagonal Phospholipid Neutralization Test (HEXA), and Anti-cardiolipin Antibody Tests (ACLG and ACLM), and Anti-beta-2-glycoprotein Antibody Tests (B2GPG and B2GPM).

To monitor unfractionated heparin therapy in the presence of a lupus anticoagulant, Heparin Levels may be needed.
CPT coding 85597, 85613
Last Updated 6/29/2016 17:22:16
Entry Number 629
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