Thrombophilia evaluations are usually performed to assess the need to extend anticoagulation, hence testing should be performed in a steady state, remote from the acute event. Laboratory assays to detect thrombophilic states include highly sensitive and specific assays.
Overnight fasting is preferred. Duly filled Coagulation Requisition Form is mandatory. It is recommended that patient discontinues Heparin for 1 day and Oral Anticoagulants for 7 days prior to sampling as these drugs may affect test results.
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