Specimen Requirements

Title

ANTI-CARDIOLIPIN ANTIBODIES (IgG & IgM)

Specimen Requirement

Collect SST or red top/1.0 mL serum. If collecting SST, allow 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.

Methodology

Enzyme Linked Immunoassay

Stability

Room Temp: 8 hours, Refrigerated: 48 hours, Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

2-4 days, Performed Sunday-Thursday

Clinical Use

Detect antibodies directed at phospholipid epitopes

Test Code

ACLW