CARDIOLIPIN IgG, IgA, IgM ANTIBODIES

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolysis or lipemia

Methodology
Enzyme Linked Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Cardiolipin IgG Autoantibodies:   <15 GPL:   Absent or none detected  
   15-20 GPL:   Inconclusive  
   20-80 GPL:   Moderate positive  
   >80 GPL:   High positive  
Cardiolipin IgA Autoantibodies:
   <12 APL:   Absent or none detected  
   12-19 APL:   Inconclusive  
   20-80 APL:   Moderate positive  
   >80 APL:   High positive  
Cardiolipin IgM Autoantibodies:
   <12.5 MPL:   Absent or none detected  
   12.5-20 MPL:   Inconclusive  
   20-80 MPL:   Moderate positive  
   >80 MPL:   High positive  

Performed
Sunday-Thursday

Turnaround Time3 days
Test CodeCLGAM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86147 x 3
LOINC Codes
IgA   5076-5  
IgG   3181-5  
IgM   3182-3  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory