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Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody, IgA

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code ACLA
Test group Anti-Cardiolipin
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method ELISA
Collection Instructions If collecting in citrate, check the expiration date on the label of the blue top vacutainer before drawing the patient.
Container type Gold top or Blue top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum, Citrated plasma
Preferred volume 1 mL serum or plasma
Min. Volume 0.5 mL serum or plasma
UCSF Rejection Criteria Samples collected in outdated blue top vacutainer.
Processing notes Freeze serum or plasma at -20C. Order Quest # 4661X.

Note: For Brown and Toland patients: Test procedure code is BTMOLT, and 1.0 frozen serum is shipped to LabCorp, test code 161836
Units APL U/mL
Normal range
Normal < 10 APL U/mL
Equivocal 10-15 APL U/mL
Positive > 15 APL U/mL
Synonyms anti-phospholipid antibody
Turn around times Test is set up Monday-Saturday PM. Turnaround 2-3 days
CPT coding 86147-90
LOINC code 5076-5
Last Updated 10/2/2010 11:52:49 AM
Entry Number 1021
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