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Diagnosis

  • Graham Hughes
  • Shirish Sangle
Chapter

Abstract

The central pillar in the diagnosis of APS is the detection of antibodies against phospholipids. Two tests are routinely used, the anticardiolipin test (aCL) and the so-called lupus anticoagulant (LA).

Keywords

Haemolytic Anaemia Carrier Protein Diagnostic Yield Lupus Anticoagulant Anticardiolipin Antibody 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Graham Hughes
    • 1
  • Shirish Sangle
    • 2
  1. 1.The London Lupus CentreLondon Bridge HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Louise Coote Lupus UnitSt Thomas’ HospitalLondonUK

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