Test Catalog

Search below or browse by department on the left hand menu for testing offered at Providence Health Care laboratories.

Testing not found here may be available via our send out program. Please refer to our send out test directory (requires PHC intranet access). Pre-approval by a laboratory physician is required for many send out tests for both inpatients and outpatients.

For questions or comments about this catalog please contact Dr. Janet Simons at janet.simons@providencehealth.bc.ca

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Test Name: Lupus Anticoagulant Screen

Test Code: DRVTB

Turn around time:

Collection Container: Light Blue

Sample Type: Citrated Plasma

Minimum Volume: Full Draw

Collection and Shipping Requirements: Freeze. Send frozen on dry ice. Must arrive at SPH frozen. Thawed specimens will be rejected.

Method: Clot Based


Do not order on patients recieving heparin, LMWH, direct thrombin or factor Xa inhibitors. Please indicate if patient on warfarin.