Anti-Cardiolipin Antibodies, IgG & IgM

Methodology: 
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Performed: 
Monday - Friday
Reported: 
Within 6 days
Use: 
This test is used to diagnose antiphospholipid syndrome.

Vascular Thrombosis: One or more clinical episodes of arterial, venous or small-vessel thrombosis in any tissue or organ

Pregnancy Morbidity:
  • One or more unexplained deaths of a morphologically normal fetus at or beyond the tenth week of gestation, with normal fetal morphology documented by ultrasound
  • One or more premature births of a morphologically normal neonate before the 34th week of gestation because of (a) eclampsia or severe preeclampsia divined according to standard definitions or (b) recognized features of placental insufficiency
  • Three or more unexplained consecutive spontaneous abortions before the tenth week of gestation, with maternal anatomic or hormonal abnormalities and paternal and maternal chromosomal causes excluded
Specimen Requirements: 
One 4 mL light blue-cap tube (3.2% sodium citrate)

Unacceptable Conditions:
  • Ambient
  • Frozen
  • Specimens > 24 hours old
Stability (collection to initiation of testing):
  • Ambient: Unacceptable
  • Refrigerated: 24 hours
  • Frozen: Unacceptable
Reference Values: 
  • Normal:
    • IgG < 15 GPL U/mL
    • IgM < 12.5 MPL U/mL
  • Indeterminate:
    • IgG = 15 – 20 GPL U/mL
    • IgM = 12.5 – 20 MPL U/mL
  • Positive:
    • IgG > 20 GPL U/mL
    • IgM > 20 MPL U/mL
CPT Code (s): 
86147 x 2
Notes: 

UFHPL Test #: 60025

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