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Antiphospholipid Antibody Panel * 

SIM

20555 

CPT

86147x2; 85613; 85732 

Synonyms

APA, Antiphospholipid syndrome panel 

Specimen Type

Plasma and serum-must have both types of specimen 

Container

2 Blue-top-sodium citrate tubes and 1 red-top tube

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

Volume:3 ml. plasma and serum
Min. volume: .5 ml. plasma and serum

Additional Information

Must have both tubes

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

Separate serum and plasma from cells. Label tubes according to specimen type.
Do not order separate Cardiolipin Antibody test or Lupus Anticoagulant, these are included in the panel.

Transport Requirements

Freeze plasma/Refrigerate serum

Specimen Stability

Plasma – 30 days      Serum - 7 days                                                                                                                    

Rejection Criteria

Serum only received ; plasma only received. 

Reference Range

Reference range accompanies report

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Cardiolipin Ab.IgG and IgM; Lupus anticoagulant w/reflex;PTT-LA;PTT-LA mix; 

Methodology

APTT screen with a lupus anticoagulant-sensitive APTT reagent; confirmation by hexagonal (II) phase phospholipid neutralization 

Testing Frequency

 

LCA

250555 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride 

Reviewed Date

2/5/2018

Supplemental

* Reference Lab Test

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 05, 2018

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