The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a disorder of recurrent vascular thrombosis associated with persistently positive anticardiolipin (aCL) or lupus anticoagulant tests. In patients with APS, anticardiolipin antibodies bind a variety of charged phospholipids, including phosphatidylethanolamine, as well as they do cardiolipin. Lupus patients also have high titers of autoantibodies to various phospholipids, including phosphatidylethanolamine.
IgG <12 U/mL; IgM <12 U/mL; IgA <12 U/mL
2 - 9 days
- Anti-Phosphatidylethanolamine Panel
- Antiphosphatidyl Ethanolamine Antibody
Collect specimen in a red top (preferred) or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and freeze.
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories; performed by Cambridge Biomedical.