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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Anti-phospholipid Antibody Panel

Test Name

Anti-phospholipid Antibody Panel (APA, ACA & B2GP1)

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top (SST)

Minimum Volume = 1 ml serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Serum can be obtained from an SST gold tube.Following collection, serum should be separated from the clot, following centrifugation. Store samples at room temperature no longer than 8 hours. If the assay will not be completed within 8 hours, or for shipment of the sample, freeze at -20°C or lower. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Special Instructions Frozen specimens must be thawed at room temperature and mixed well prior to testing.

Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis, lipemic or icteric serum , Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Stable at roomtemperature for 8hr, refrigerated at 2 to 8 °C and frozen at -15 to -20°C for 1 week.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

7 Days

Test Utilization

Routine >7 days

Reference Value

IgG: Negative: < 15 GPL

Indeterminate: 15 - 20 GPL

Low Positive: 21 - 40 GPL Positive: >40 GPL

IgM: Negative: < 14 MPL

Indeterminate: 14 - 20 MPL

Low Positive: 21 - 40 MPL

Positive: >40 MPL

Test code

ACA

Methodology

DSX Automated Elisa System

Testing Location

SMH-Special Coagulation

Other Information