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
Test Includes:IgG and IgM cardiolipin antibodies
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day.

Collection Instructions

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.
Stability:Stability: Store specimen up to 7 days refrigerated. For longer storage, freeze.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Specialty Core  (UMMC-East Bank)


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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