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Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Evaluation

The evaluation of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with a deep venous thrombosis may include:

Tests are usually done to confirm the diagnosis of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome.

Tests that may be used to evaluate antiphospholipid antibody syndrome include:
  • A blood test to detect antiphospholipid antibodies in the bloodstream

Some tests may be required to evaluate possible blood clots in the limbs:

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome References
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