Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Lupus Anticoagulant Order Code : LUPUS
Note: Test performed by Special Coagulation Lab
Synonyms: Lupus
Specimen Type: Platelet-Free Plasma
Container Type: Light-blue-top tube (Sodium citrate)
Required Volume: Full tube (4.5 mL blood)
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): Full tube (4.5 mL blood)
Methodology: Clot detection, Mixing study
Standard Run Times: Daily
Turnaround Time: 24 hours/next day
Special Handling: Within 1 hour of collection, centrifuge tube to obtain platelet-poor plasma. The plasma is transferred to a plastic tube to be spun a second time to remove the platelet and obtain platelet-free plasma. Aliquot platelet-free plasma into plastic tubes (2 aliquots). Freeze immediately. CRITICAL FROZEN
CPT Codes: 85730 85732x2 85597x2 85390
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB478
SHC EPIC Code: LABLUPUS
Causes For Rejection: Clotted, gross hemolysis, improperly filled tube, received thawed.
Department: Coagulation