Lupus Anticoagulant
Label Mnemonic: LUPUS
Epic Lab Code: LAB478
Hemostasis/Thrombosis
6240 RCP
356-3573
Specimen(s):
Citrated Whole Blood More information
Collection Medium:
and
Light Blue top tube 2.7 mL (Na Citrate) Light Blue top tube 2.7 mL (Na Citrate)
Minimum:
Collect TWO full tubes - 2.7 mL citrated (light blue top) tube
Rejection Criteria:
Short drawn tube, clot, traumatic tap (excessive hemolysis).
Testing Schedule:
0800-1630 Monday through Friday. For additional services, contact Clinical Pathology Resident on-call at pager #3404.
Turn Around Time:
24-36 hours
Methodology:
A prolonged PTT is investigated to determine the presence of a Lupus Anticoagulant.
CPT Code:
PT = 85610
PTT = 85730
MPTT = 85732
FIBG = 85384
TT = 85670
IMPTT = 85557
HPTT = 85525
DVV = 85613
MDVV = 85613
DVVC = 85613
PNP 85597
LUPUSI = 80500 (Pathologist Consult)

See Lupus Algorithm for CPT details.