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Antiphospholipid Panel


TEST DIRECTORY
Test Name
Antiphospholipid Panel
Description
This panel comprises the following tests:
  • anticardiolipin IgG, IgM, IgA
  • phosphatidylserine IgG, IgM, IgA
  • phosphatidylinositol IgG, IgM, IgA
  • phosphatidylglycerol IgG, IgM, IgA
Test Code
APL PNL
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Requirements
Minimum of 2.5 mL serum
Supplies for Submission
SST/Gold Top (2)
Specimen Collection
  1. Allow serum separator tube (SST) contents to clot in an upright position for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection and refrigerate.
  3. Label a plastic transport tube with two identifiers. Acceptable identifiers include patient’s name, date of birth, social security number, requisition number, and medical record number.
    Label the tube as serum.
  4. Transfer serum to the tube and freeze.
Storage Requirements
Refrigerated.
Specimens are stable if stored at room temperature for 2 days or refrigerated for 2 weeks.
GENERAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
CPT Code
86147x3, 86148x3, 83516x6