Collect

Collect any one of the following tubes:

  • 5 mL Serum Separator (Gold)
  • 3.5 mL Lithium Heparin (Lt. Green) - plasma
  • 2.7 mL Sodium Citrate (Blue) - plasma

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum from cells ASAP

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated 2-8 degC

Stability (from collection to initiation)

7 days @ 2-8 degC

Performed

Once weekly

Department

Coagulation

Performed

Once weekly

Methodology

Multiplex flow immunoassay

Interpretive Data

A positive anticardiolipin and/or beta-2 glycoprotein 1 antibody test, if confirmed with another positive result greater than 12 weeks apart would support a diagnosis of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APLS) if the clinical criteria for APLS are also met.

CPT Codes

86146 Beta-2 Glycoprotein IgG, 86146 Beta-2 Glycoprotein IgM
Collection

Collect

Collect any one of the following tubes:

  • 5 mL Serum Separator (Gold)
  • 3.5 mL Lithium Heparin (Lt. Green) - plasma
  • 2.7 mL Sodium Citrate (Blue) - plasma

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum from cells ASAP

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated 2-8 degC

Stability (from collection to initiation)

7 days @ 2-8 degC

Performed

Once weekly

Department

Coagulation

Ordering

Performed

Once weekly

Methodology

Multiplex flow immunoassay
Result Interpretation

Interpretive Data

A positive anticardiolipin and/or beta-2 glycoprotein 1 antibody test, if confirmed with another positive result greater than 12 weeks apart would support a diagnosis of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APLS) if the clinical criteria for APLS are also met.

Administrative

CPT Codes

86146 Beta-2 Glycoprotein IgG, 86146 Beta-2 Glycoprotein IgM