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Lupus Anticoagulant Reflexive Panel Request

Mnemonic:    [LupCg Rqst]
Name:    Lupus Anticoagulant Reflexive Panel Request
Specimen:    2 mL plasma from a FULL sodium citrate Blue top tube. Allow tube to fill to proper capacity. Mix immediately by gentle inversion 4 times.
The sample must be centrifuged within 4 hours of collection in a precalibrated, authorized centrifuge. The sample must be doubly spun to insure that it is platelet poor plasma. We recommend that patients be sent to the outpatient phlebotomy lab, so the samples can be processed appropriately.

Hemolyzed samples are unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    1 mL
Transport Temp:    Critical Frozen sample. Freeze immediately and transport frozen.
Spec Stability:    Stable 4 hours ambient.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0030181
  Method:    Clotting
Note:    This request for testing is part of the Hypercoagulability Panel. All ordering of these tests must be approved by a pathologist prior to being sent out for testing.

This profile includes: PT, PTT, DRVVT. If any are positive, additional tests are reflexed as indicated (see ARUP Website).
Processing Info:    
Give samples to coagulation tech to be spun in the calibrated centrifuge.

If the pathologist approves the request, cancel this test and order: .Lupus Anticoagulant Reflexive Panel

Each coagulation test sample must be separately frozen. There is no need to send 2 separate frozen samples for this panel. We have 2 tubes collected so there is enough plasma to be sent. Send separate specimens when multiple tests are ordered.