|Lupus Anticoagulants (LA)||COAG106A||2 x 1ml; 1 x 2.5ml|
The Biorex Diagnostics Lupus Anticoagulants test is used for the screening and confirmation of Lupus Anticoagulants (LA).
Lupus anticoagulant is a protein that increases the risk of developing blood clots in both the veins and arteries. These clots may block blood flow in any part of the body, leading to strokes, heart attacks, pulmonary embolisms, deep vein thrombosis, and to recurrent foetal loss, especially in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters (thought to be related to clotting in placental blood vessels). The lupus anticoagulant is an acquired, not inherited, condition. Although it is found most frequently in those with autoimmune diseases, the lupus anticoagulant may also be seen chronically or temporarily in those with infections or cancers and in those who are taking certain medications.