Miscarriages Caused by Blood Coagulation Protein or Platelet Deficits Workup

Updated: Oct 21, 2015
  • Author: George Ansstas, MD; Chief Editor: Perumal Thiagarajan, MD  more...
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Workup

Approach Considerations

If the patient has no history of bleeding, an antiphospholipid panel should be ordered. If the patient does have a history of bleeding, the following tests should be ordered:

  • Platelet count
  • Prothrombin time (PT)
  • Activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT)
  • Platelet function testing (aggregation)
  • von Willebrand evaluation
  • Factor XIII function and antigen

For information on the workup of antiphospholipid syndrome in these patients, see Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Pregnancy.