Anticardiolipin Antibody IgA, IgG, IgM
Test Code: 161950
Specimen Type: Blood
Anticardiolipin Antibody IgA, IgG, IgM Blood Test (Labcorp)
This test looks for 3 types of Cardiolipin Antibodies, IgA, IgM, and IgG. Cardiolipins are a type of Phospholipid, a fat in the blood, that plays an important role in blood clotting. In some people with autoimmune disorders such as Lupus, the body produces antibodies to target its own Cardiolipins. Cardiolipin Antibodies are associated with the development of abnormal blood clots and have been linked to recurrent miscarriages in pregnant women. These antibodies can develop at any time in people with autoimmune disorders so periodic testing may be necessary. Blood testing for Cardiolipin Antibodies can help determine the cause of conditions associated with these antibodies and aid in the diagnosis of Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS).
The Anticardiolipin Antibody test is typically ordered when a person has unexplained blood clots. It can also be ordered for women who have had multiple miscarriages. This test is often done along with other blood tests such as a CBC, PT INR, aPTT, and Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA).
Turnaround for this test is typically 2-3 business days.
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