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Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody, IgG

Item Value
Clinical Questions Does my patient have antiphospholipid syndrome (APLS)?
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code ACLG
Test group Anti-Cardiolipin
Performed by Immunology
In House Availability Thursday (day shift)
Method Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
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 Freeza serum at -20C
Units C.U.
Normal range <20.1 CU
Synonyms Anti-phospholipid antibody; anticardiolipin antibody;
Turn around times Test run weekly, turn around time 2-8 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 24385-7
Last Updated 2/22/2017 11:24:30 PM
Entry Number 168
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