Cardiolipin Panel: IgA, IgG and IgM

Abbrev Code:CARDPN   
Order Code:LAB6837Order Name:Cardiolipin Panel: IgA, IgG and IgM
Synonyms:HLA Antibody; HLA Class I/II Antibody; IMM3; PRA (Panel Reactive Antibody); SOT PRA; WBC Antibody; White Cell Antibody
Methodology:Fluorescent enzyme immunoassay
CPT Codes: 86147 x1, 86147 x1, 86147 x1
Test Includes:IgA, IgG and IgM cardiolipin antibodies
Turnaround Time:Cardiolipin IgG and IgM are performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day.
Cardiolipin IgA is performed twice weekly; results are reported within 4 days,

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:6 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.4 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 3 mL, 1 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, IgA 0.0 - 14 APL U/mL
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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