Cardiolipin Antibodies, IgG and IgM

Abbrev Code:CARDGM   
Order Code:LAB6836Order Name:Cardiolipin Aby IgG and IgM
Synonyms:Anti-Cardiolipin; Phospholipid Antibodies; Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
Methodology:Fluorescent enzyme immunoassay
CPT Codes: 86147 x1, 86147 x1
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)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, 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:14 days refrigerated. For longer storage, freeze.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab UM Specialty Core/Prot/Endo (Phadia ELiA G) 


Reference Range:
Cardiolipin Antibody, IgG 0.0-10 GPL U/mL
Cardiolipin Antibody, IgM 0.0-10 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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