lupus anticoagulant


lupus anticoagulant test (DRVVT) and coagulation screen

Also known as

dilute Russell''s viper venom test, anti-phospholipid antibodies

Additional information

Fill exactly to the line indicated on the bottle. Sample must arrive within I hour of collection. Capillary samples are unsuitable for coagulation tests. If the test is required as part of a thrombophilia / procoagulant screen, no additional sample is required. A full thrombophilia screen requires 4 x 1.4ml samples. Do not collect a sample if the patient has had a lupus test within the last 12 weeks, as it will be discarded. this is in accordance with national guidelines on lupus testing.

Sending address

Department of Haematology Camelia Botnar Laboratories Great Ormond Street Hospital Great Ormond Street WC1N 3JH

Laboratory service


Sample requirements

2 x 1.4ml venous blood, citrate

Turnaround time

17 days


Upon request

Call in advance?

Not required


The Haematology Department provides a wide range of specialist tests with a special interest in the diagnosis and monitoring of coagulation disorders.

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