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​Anti-Cardiolipin IgM and IgG Antibodies


Clinical Microbiology

​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Serum
​Required Volume

​Whole Blood

  • Optimal Volume: 4 mL
  • Minimum Volume: 2 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection)
  • Pediatric Volume: 3 mL

  • ​Serum must be removed from cells or gel within 4 hours of collection
  • Stable up to 24 hours at 2°C to 8°C
  • Greater than 24 hours, aliquots must be frozen and stored at -20°C

Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Testing Site​
  • ​Immunodiagnostics Laboratory, RUH
Results Reporting​
  • 10 days
  • ​Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
​Specimen Retention
  • ​1 month
​Alternate Test Names
  • ​Anti-phospholipid Antibodies (ANTPA)
  • ANTPA (includes ACL and Lupus anticoagulant)
  • ACL (Anti-Cardiolipin Antibodies)
SHR LIS Test Code​
  • ​ACL (For Laboratory Use Only)

Test Ordering Requirements​ ​

​Forms Required


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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-454 v3

Last Modified: Friday, June 1, 2018 |
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