PTT-LA Screen......

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KaAl
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   Posted 1/4/2008 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
HI. Quick question. What is a  PTT-LA Screen? My doctor ordered it and it came back out of range 44  H
(reference range <or=40 seconds).
 
Thanks!

KaAl
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   Posted 1/4/2008 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, and is this test generally used to test for lupus?

Lynnwood
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   Posted 1/4/2008 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
check out
www.labtestsonline.org

its where most of us look up lab tests
looks like your test is a lupus anticogulatn test, see

labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/lupus_anticoagulant/test.html

Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum
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KaAl
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   Posted 1/4/2008 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Lynnwood, thanks. I was just on that site, from what I understand, this test is for blood clotting not really a Lupus specific test.
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