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Can all people diagnosed with the disease lupus test positive to lupus anticoagulant as well?

Not necessarily. This can be seen in the setting of lupus but with other autoimmune diseases as well as some patients can positive for it and not have any associated diseases with it.

Do all people with the disease lupus test positive to lupus anticoagulant?

No. A patient with lupus is more likely to have a lupus anticoagulant than the general population, but many do not. Different studies have shown from 8% to 65% of patient with lupus having the lupus anticoagulant. Likewise, most people with the lupus anticoagulant antibody will not have lupus. The name is really a misnomer.

What is the significance of a positive test for lupus anticoagulant?

Autoantibodies. Your body is producing antibodies directed against its own tissues and is likely at increased risk for the development of an autoimmune disease such as lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroiditis, vitiligo, infammatory bowel dis or pernicious anemia from gastritis. Lac can cause clotting disorders and miscariages, but is not in and of itself an important predictor of clinical outcomes.
Blood clots. You are paradoxically at increased risk of having blood clots. Discuss with your doctor.

Can you explain what a positive test for lupus anticoagulant means?

Autoantibodies. Your body is producing antibodies directed against its own tissues and is likely at increased risk for the development of an autoimmune disease such as lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroiditis, vitiligo, infammatory bowel dis or pernicious anemia from gastritis. Lac can cause clotting disorders and miscariages, but is not in and of itself an important predictor of clinical outcomes.

In 11/2014 I was hospitalized with bilateral PE. 3 lupus anticoagulant tests have come back positive, and he said it's primary. Does that mean APS?

Almost... In my experience it can be primary, but other autoimmune disease must be excluded. IgM, followed by IgG anti -cardiolipin antibodies are the most problematic! This is important, since apart from anticoagulants, other drugs may be needed.

What do these mean? Lupus anticoagulant weakly present at 1.30; positive ANA Test 1:40 speckled pattern; negative anticardioliptin and beta2

Not much. A weakly present lupus anticoagulant and an ANA of 1:40 are common in the general population, and usually not an indication of an autoimmune disorder. You should visit with the physician who ordered these tests to review them with you however. A test alone does not give any answers. Doctors will need both a patient's history and tests to determine further management.

What diseases r associated with lupus anticoagulant. Suffer from debilitating fatigue.?

Miscarriages et al. The "lupus anticoagulant" (LA) may be associated with recurrent miscarriages, blood clots and/or an increased propensity for migraines. LA May occur in people with autoimmune disorders (such as Lupus) or infections (such as HIV) or certain medications (such as certain heart meds) or it may be present by itself. See your MD if you have any of these symptoms/conditions.

How many lupus anticoagulant tests are there?

Many. There are tests for 3 forms of anticardiolipin antibodies, 3 forms of antiphospholipid antibodies, russell viper coagulation test and tests for specific components of coagulation and general tests (e.g., prothrombin time).

Can I get disability for lupus anticoagulant disorder.

Impossible to say. It depends on many factors, not just on a diagnosis. If you are able to work, you are not disabled no matter what the underlying medical issues.