Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: September 21, 2019 @ 9:13 am

2640

Cardiolipin Antibodies, IgG / IgM

Specimen:Collect:
  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Blue Top (Na Citrate)
  • One Green Top (Li Heparin)
  • One Lavender (EDTA)
  • One Pink Top (EDTA)
  • One Red Top
Submit:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum . Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.

Also Acceptable:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Plasma . Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature
  • Avoid Repeated Freeze/Thaw Cycles
  • If specimen is not tested within 2 days of collection, freeze serum.
  • Separate from cells ASAP
Rejection Criteria:
  • Bacterially Contaminated Samples
  • Grossly Hemolyzed Samples
  • Grossly Lipemic Samples
Stability:Ambient: 8 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 2 Day(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed:Tuesday, Thursday
Reported:2-5 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 86147x2
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.

Most patients with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome have moderate or high levels of cardiolipin antibodies and are positive for IgG only or IgG and IgM. (Br J Rheumatol 26:324-326, 1987).
Components:
  • 2635 - CARDIOLIPIN, IgG
  • 2636 - CARDIOLIPIN, IgM
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