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ID:27 Anti-Cardiolipin Antibodies (ACA)
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DescriptionAn autoantibody marker used in anti-phospholipid syndrome.
IndicationPrimary anti-phospholipid syndrome & SLE. Associated with thrombosis and recurrent miscarriage.
Additional InfoAnti-cardiolipin antibodies have been associated with thrombosis (arterial and venous) in SLE (secondary anti-phospholipid syndrome) and also occur in isolation in patients with thrombosis and no evidence of lupus (primary anti-phospholipid syndrome). IgG- anti-Beta- 2-glycoprotein 1 Antibodies will also be tested when anti-cardiolipin Ab are requested. Also see entry for anti-beta-2-glycoprotein 1 Ab.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationModerate rises in cardiolpin antibodies may occur transiently after infection. It is recommended that positive results are confirmed after 12 weeks. Antibody concentrations do not correlate with extent or severity of thrombosis.

DepartmentClinical Immunology
SampleBlood
TubeSerum Gel
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsNo restrictions
Min. Vol2 mL
Freq.Weekly

Ref. Range (Male)<20
Ref. Range (Female) <20
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
UnitsGPL-U/mL
IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT7 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT7 days
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : BD. Review due on 14/09/2018 14:17:05. Published By BD on 14/09/2017 14:17:05.