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Anti-Phospholipid Antibody Panel
|Clinical Questions||Does my patient have antiphospholipid syndrome (APLS)?|
|Performed by||Parnassus Hematology, Immunology|
|Collection Instructions||Check the expiration date on the label of the blue top vacutainer before drawing the patient
Fill 2 Blue tops to full extent of vacuum, Gold top (or Red top) must contain at least 2 mL blood.
For patients with Hct's ≥ 55% please contact Hematology (Parnassus: 3-1747, Mission Bay 6-1094) to obtain blue top tubes with adjusted citrate volumes in order to maintain the proper citrate to plasma ratio for coagulation studies.
|Container type||Blue tops filled to full extent of vacuum x2 and Gold top x1 (Red top acceptable)|
|Amount to Collect||Two full Blue tops AND 2 mL blood in Gold top (Red top acceptable)|
|Sample type||Citrated plasma AND serum|
|Preferred volume||2 mL citrated plasma AND 1 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||1 mL citrated plasma AND 0.6 mL serum|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Samples collected in outdated blue top vacutainer.|
|Processing notes||If "Anti-phospholipid Antibody" is ordered without further specification, order the Anti-phospholipid Panel (APLA).
Panel contains the following test codes: RVVTM, HEXA, ACLM, ACLG, B2GPG, B2GPM
|Synonyms||LA; Lupus anticoagulant; antiphospholipid syndrome|
|Additional information||Panel includes Russell's Viper Venom Test (RVVTM), Lupus Anticoagulant by HEXA (HEXA), Anticardiolipin Antibodies IgG & IgM (ACLG, ACLM), and Beta 2 Glycoprotein Antibodies IgG & IgM (B2GPG, B2GPM). If "Anti-phospholipid Antibody" is ordered without further specification, the Anti-phospholipid Panel will be performed.
Lupus anticoagulants, along with anti-cardiolipin antibodies and anti-Beta 2 Glycoprotein antibodies, are the major categories of anti-phospholipid antibodies. If a patient is being evaluated for anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome, the hematology laboratory service at Moffitt-Long recommends that the Russell's Viper Venom Test, Lupus Anticoagulant by HEXA, Anticardiolipin Antibodies IgG & IgM , and anti- Beta 2 Glycoprotein Antibodies IgG & IgM, each be performed as clinically indicated.
|Last Updated||1/29/2015 4:45:58 PM|