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ritzbit2
04-30-2012, 09:24 AM
I did a search on here and only one thread came up. I feel like I've seen a few people talk about it before and was just looking for some personal experience on how it was discovered and diagnosed. Is a positive DRVVT significant?

tgal
04-30-2012, 10:30 AM
Here is a link to the APS Foundation (http://www.apsfa.org/). There is a lot of good info on there. The DRVVT is an early screening for the Lupus Like Anticoagulants. Here is a page from the University of Texas at Galveston about this test. some studies show that a simple asprin a day can help reduce the clotting issue that occur with APS

DRVVT Test (http://www.utmb.edu/lsg/hem/DRVVT.htm).

ritzbit2
04-30-2012, 10:34 AM
I know that I tested positive on the DRVVT test last time it was run. One of the first things my rheum ever put me on was a baby asprin, though she never really said why. I think I might have an idea as too why I was feeling so bad a few weeks ago, but I don't know how realistic it is. Just trying to figure some stuff out.