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Screening test for Hughes syndrome (Antiphospholipid syndrome)

Screening test for an increased risk of blood clots

About

If you have Hughes syndrome, also known as antiphospholipid syndrome, you are at increased risk of developing blood clots. In turn this makes you more susceptible to a heart attack or stroke, and they increase the risk of a miscarriage in pregnant women. HCA UK can screen test for the presence of the condition.

Need to know

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    Your consultant will take a small sample of your blood from a vein in your arm. Your arm is swabbed with a disinfectant wipe before the blood is taken using a very thin needle. You may feel a slight prick as the needle is inserted into your arm. The whole procedure takes less than 5 minutes.
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    No special preparation is required for this procedure. However, you may find it easier if you wear a short-sleeved shirt or top.
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    You'll be able to return to normal activities immediately after your blood is taken.
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