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Lupus Anticoagulant Workup


Name Method Department Units
Lupus Anticoagulant Workup Clot detection
Core Lab, Coagulation

Battery Members

PT;APTT;StaClot LA;DRVVT;APTT Mixing Study;Anti-Cardiolipin Antibodies

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL

Frozen - 12 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge, remove plasma/serum and freeze

Platelet poor plasma

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Blue plastic tube (Citrate)

2.7 mL 9 mL

Frozen - 2 week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Fill tubes to appropriate mark.
  • Mix by gentle inversion immediately after collection
  • Centrifuge, remove plasma/serum and freeze
  • Plasma must be platelet free

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Clotted specimen
  • Over or under filled tube
  • Not all required tubes submitted
  • Gross hemolysis
  • Capillary specimen


Reflexive Testing: PT Mixing Studies (CPT 85611 (x4)) may be ordered by the Pathologist. A pathologist's interpretation (billed through Pediatric Pathology Associates (PPAC)) may be ordered and charged. A Pathologist's consult/interpretation may extend the expected turnaround time. Samples are batched (several tests are not performed daily). Requires three (3) full 2.7 mL sodium citrate collection tubes and one 3 mL red-top. See test code ACAB for specific collection information for the Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody assay.

CPT Code

  • 85732
  • 85613
  • 85730
  • 85610
  • 85732 (x4)
  • 86147 (x2)