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A 34-year-old female asked:

a lupus anticoagulant is detected since one of the two confirmatory tests is positive.hexagonal phase confirm -positive - what does it mean? also high alpha-1, low albumin, high alkaline phosphate, crp lvl 31, high absolute neutros,lymphocs,eosinos

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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Lab tests: Please ask the physician that ordered them to explain the results to you as the lab results should only be used in conjunction withe the history and physical examination. Good Luck

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