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

86147 Cardiolipin IgG, 86147 Cardiolipin 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

86147 Cardiolipin IgG, 86147 Cardiolipin IgM