The major objectives of UF Health Pathology Laboratories' Special Coagulation Laboratory are to make exceptional clinical services available to patients with coagulation disorders and proactively support physicians in their care of patients with these conditions.

We perform an array of specialized assays that are aimed at diagnosing hereditary or acquired abnormalities in the coagulation system, which may result in arterial or venous thromboses (thrombophilia). These studies include immunoassays for the antiphospholipid syndrome and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. The laboratory also performs DNA analysis to detect if an individual patient has a genetic predisposition to venous thromboembolism.

UF Health Pathology Laboratories' special coagulation activities include:
  • Making comprehensive academic instruction available for students of the University of Florida's College of Medicine, especially in the UF hematology and pathology residency programs;
  • Actively contributing to the continuing medical education of physicians and clinicians; and
  • Making pathology services available to physicians and patients throughout the state of Florida.