The reappraisal of dilute tissue thromboplastin inhibition test in the diagnosis of lupus anticoagulant.

The dilute tissue thromboplastin inhibition (DTTI) test (Schleider et al, 1976) is a sensitive but non-specific test for lupus anticoagulant (LA). False positive results are seen in patients with clotting factor deficiency involving the extrinsic pathway and also in some patients with specific factor inhibitors (Triplett et al, 1983; Rosove et al, 1986… CONTINUE READING