Circulating Anticoagulant

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: LUPUS PL
POE DESCRIPTION: LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT ANTIBODIES; LUPUS COAG
CPT CODE:

85613, 85597

TEST INFORMATION:

Includes Hexagonal Phase and DRVVT and reflex to confirmation.

DAYS PERFORMED: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
TURNAROUND TIME: 48-72 hours
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

This test cannot be added onto an existing sample.

CONTAINER TYPE:

Blue top (citrate) tube

COLLECTION:

See Section - " Specimen Collection Guidelines" - Coagulation Specimens

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood, 4.5 mL tube
REJECTION CRITERIA: Specimen hemolyzed; Hct >65%
MINIMUM VOLUME: 4.0 mL blood (1.5 mL plasma)
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Transport the specimen to the laboratory as soon as possible. Specimen MUST be received within 4 hours after collection. Specimen must be centrifuged for 30 minutes at 3000 rpm to assure platelet poor plasma.
REFERENCE RANGE: Lupus anticoagulant not detected.
REFERRAL LABORATORY:

See Specialty Labs - Rush Custom Panel #P6126M

TEST SYNONYM(S):Acquired Anticoagulant; Lupus Anticoagulant; Phospholipid Inhibitor