Cardiolipin Antibodies, IgG and IgM


Sunquest Code:CARDGM  
Epic Code:LAB6836Epic Name:Cardiolipin Aby IgG and IgM
Synonyms:Anti-Cardiolipin; Phospholipid Antibodies; Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
Methodology:Multiplex Flow Immunoassay
CPT Code:86147, 86147
Test Includes:IgG and IgM cardiolipin antibodies
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis. Samples not separated from cells within 2 hours of collection.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours, centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.7 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Specialty Core  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Cardiolipin Antibody, IgG

0.0-19.9 GPL-U/mL

Cardiolipin Antibody, IgM

0.0-19.9 MPL-U/mL

 

 

Use:To aid in the diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and those secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or SLE-like disorders.


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