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Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody, IgM

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code ACLM
Test group Anti-Cardiolipin
Performed by Immunology
In House Availability Tuesday (day shift)
Method EIA
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.2 mL serum
Processing notes Freeze serum at -20C
Units MPL Units
Normal range
Normal < 12.5 MPL units
Equivocal 12.5-20.0 MPL units
Moderate positive 20.1-80.0 MPL units
High positive > 80.0 MPL units
Synonyms anti-phospholipid antibody
Turn around times 1-8 days
Additional information Assays for antibodies to phospholipids are not well standardized and significant inter-laboratory variability exists. As such it is recommended that repeat testing be performed by the same method by the same laboratory. The units used do not correlate to a titer.
CPT coding 86147
LOINC code 24386-5
Last Updated 5/28/2016 5:43:50 PM
Entry Number 1020
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