Beta-2-Glycoprotein Antibodies, IgG and IgM


Sunquest Code:B2GPGM  
Epic Code:LAB6746Epic Name:Beta 2 Glycoprotein Antibodies IgG IgM
Synonyms:Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS); Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 Antibodies
Methodology:Fluorescent enzyme immunoassay
CPT Code:86146, 86146
Turnaround Time:Testing is performed twice weekly; results are reported within 4 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Green (lithium heparin, gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Hemolyzed, lipemic or microbially contaminated samples. Samples not separated from cells within 2 hours of collection.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours centrifuge and aliquot ASAP 0.5 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature or freeze if sample will not be assayed within 48 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Endocrine  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Less than 7 U/mL
Use:To aid in the diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) as well as thrombotic disorders related to secondary antiphospholipid syndrome.


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