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Lupus Anticoagulant Screening With Reflex Confirmation

The Lupus Anticoagulant Screening With Reflex Confirmation is a laboratory test that is performed to detect the presence of lupus anticoagulants (LAs) in the blood. LAs are a type of antibody that, despite their name, are not specific to lupus and can be found in people with various autoimmune and infectious diseases, as well as in those taking certain medications. These antibodies can cause an increased risk of blood clotting, leading to conditions such as deep vein thrombosis or stroke.

The "reflex confirmation" aspect of the test means that if the initial screening test is positive (indicating the possible presence of LAs), further tests are automatically performed to confirm the result. The test is often part of a series of tests to diagnose and monitor conditions that affect the body’s clotting system, such as antiphospholipid syndrome or systemic lupus erythematosus.


  • Test NameLupus Anticoagulant Screening With Reflex Confirmation
  • Sample TypeBlood
  • Preparations RequiredNo specific preparations such as fasting or diet restrictions are required for this test.
  • Report Time24 hours

Why is this test done?

This test is done to detect the presence of lupus anticoagulants in the blood, which can cause abnormal blood clotting. It is often ordered when a person has symptoms suggestive of a blood clotting disorder or a systemic autoimmune disease like lupus.

How is this test performed?

This test is performed on a blood sample, which is drawn from a vein in your arm using a needle.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The risk associated with this test is minimal and is similar to that of a typical blood draw. You might experience some pain, bruising, or bleeding at the site of the needle insertion.

A positive test result means lupus anticoagulants were detected in your blood. This doesn't necessarily mean you have lupus. Lupus anticoagulants can be found in people with various conditions, or even in healthy individuals.

A negative test result means that lupus anticoagulants were not detected in your blood.

The presence of certain factors in the blood can interfere with the test and cause false-positive results.

The turnaround time for test results is typically 3 to 5 days, but this can vary based on the laboratory.

Yes, you can eat and drink as normal before the test. There are no specific dietary restrictions.

No, there is no special preparation needed for this test.

Yes, certain medications can affect the test results. It's important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking.

Your healthcare provider may order other tests along with this test to get a more comprehensive view of your health, such as a complete blood count (CBC), prothrombin time (PT), and partial thromboplastin time (PTT).

A positive test result may indicate the presence of lupus anticoagulants in your blood. Your healthcare provider will interpret your results in the context of your overall health, symptoms, and medical history.

No, the test requires specialized equipment and should be performed in a laboratory by a trained healthcare professional.

Yes, certain factors such as medications and the presence of other antibodies can affect the test results.

The frequency of this test depends on your health condition and your healthcare provider's recommendations.

After the test, your healthcare provider will discuss the results with you. If lupus anticoagulants are found in your blood, further testing may be necessary to determine the cause and best course of treatment.

Yes, the presence of lupus anticoagulants in the blood can increase the risk of blood clots, leading to potentially serious conditions such as stroke, deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism.

While this test can detect the presence of lupus anticoagulants often associated with lupus, a positive result does not confirm a diagnosis of lupus. Additional tests and clinical evaluation are needed for a definitive diagnosis.

A reflex test is a follow-up test that is automatically performed if an initial test result is positive. The reflex confirmation in this test is to confirm the presence of lupus anticoagulants if they are detected in the initial screening.

Yes, you can take the test if you are pregnant. However, pregnancy can influence the results of the test, as lupus anticoagulants can be transiently present in the blood during pregnancy. It is essential to inform your healthcare provider if you are pregnant before taking the test.

The development of lupus anticoagulants is typically associated with underlying health conditions, and there isn't a known way to prevent it. However, managing your overall health and underlying conditions can help reduce the risk of complications.

Coverage for the test will depend on your insurance plan. It is recommended to contact your insurance provider for detailed information.

If your results are abnormal, your healthcare provider will guide you on the next steps, which may include further diagnostic tests or treatments.

While lupus anticoagulants can increase the risk of clotting disorders, not everyone with these antibodies will develop a clotting problem. Your individual risk depends on various factors, including other health conditions, lifestyle factors, and genetics.

While there is currently no cure for autoimmune conditions associated with lupus anticoagulants, such as lupus, there are treatments available to manage the symptoms and reduce the risk of complications. The treatment plan usually depends on the specific condition and individual health status.

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