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Test Code CARDAB Cardiolipin Antibodies, IgA, IgG, and IgM, Serum

Methodology

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Performing Laboratory

Huntsville Hospital Laboratory

Specimen Requirements

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s) or a serum gel tube(s). Spin down and send 0.5 mL (minimum volume:  0.4 mL) of serum refrigerated.

Reference Values

CARDIOLIPIN ANTIBODIES, IgA

<20.0 APL U/mL

APL refers to IgA Phospholipid Units.

CARDIOLIPIN ANTIBODIES, IgG

<20.0 GPL U/mL

GPL refers to IgG Phospholipid Units.

CARDIOLIPIN ANTIBODIES, IgM

<20.0 MPL U/mL

MPL refers to IgM Phospholipid Units.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

8614759 x 3

Secondary ID

HHA1511

Specimen Stability Information

 

Specimen Type

Temperature

Time

Serum

Refrigerated, spun

7 days

 

Reject Due To

 

Hemolysis

Mild:

ok

Gross:

Reject

Lipemia

Mild:

ok

Gross:

Reject

Icterus

Mild:

ok

Gross:

ok