Test Overview
Test Methodology

Multiplex Flow Immunoassay

Test Usage

Antibodies to cardiolipin have been associated with an increased incidence of vascular thrombosis, thrombocytopenia and recurrent fetal loss in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and other autoimmune diseases.

Reference Range *

IgG Phospholipid Antibody: <20 U/mL (Negative); IgM Phospholipid Antibody: <20 U/mL (Negative).

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Mon-Fri
Analytic Time

8 hours

Soft Order Code
CAB
MiChart Code
Cardiolipin Antibody
Synonyms
  • Anticardiolipin
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody (Cardiolipin)
  • GPL
  • MPL
  • Phospholipid Antibody (Cardiolipin)
  • IgM Phospholipid Antibody (MPL)
  • IgG Phospholipid Antibody (GPL)
  • CARDIOLIPIN ANTIBODY
  • IGG PL AB
  • IGM PL AB
  • IgG PHOSPHOLIPID Ab (GPL)
  • IGG PHOSPHOLIPID ANTIBODY
  • IGM PHOSPHOLIPID ANTIBODY
  • IgM PHOSPHOLIPID Ab (MPL)
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Immunopathology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Alternate Specimen
Red top tube.
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.3 mL serum
Additional Information

Note that both Cardiolipin Antibody and Lupus Anticoagulant are referred to as phospholipid antibodies.

Billing
CPT Code
86147 x2
Fee Code
21984
LOINC
Z35-6
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