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I tested positive for lupus anticoagulant when I was pregnant but do not now. My brother has as and my son is + for hlab27. Should I get tested again?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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The + hal b-27 not related to lupus anticoagulant(la).
The la needs to confirmed, especially if you have a history of clinical problems related to the la like blood clots in the legs, emboli to the lung, strokes, misscarriages, etc. Depending on the clinical picture you may need therapy - many only Aspirin for its anticlotting ability or stronger blood thinners.

In brief: Different things

The + hal b-27 not related to lupus anticoagulant(la).
The la needs to confirmed, especially if you have a history of clinical problems related to the la like blood clots in the legs, emboli to the lung, strokes, misscarriages, etc. Depending on the clinical picture you may need therapy - many only Aspirin for its anticlotting ability or stronger blood thinners.
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