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Point of Care Testing
Pathology Lab Manual
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Anti-cardiolipin IgA, Cardiolipin IgA, Phospholipid IgA, Anti-phospholipid IgA
2.0 mL blood
Volume and Container
5.0 mL gold top SST blood tube
Storage and Transport
Serum stored refrigerated until ready for transport to Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester
Causes for Rejection
Specimens other than serum, gross hemolysis, warm serum, gross lipemia
Turn Around Time
3-8 business days from time of collection
Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm, except observed holidays
CPT / HCPCS Code
Evaluation of suspected cases of antiphospholipid syndrome
Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester
Test performed Monday-Saturday at Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester
See reference lab report
Limitations and Contraindications
The immunoassay does not distinguish between autoantibodies and antibodies produced in response to infectious agents or as epiphenomena following thrombosis. For this reason, a single positive test is not sufficient to meet accepted serologic criteria for the diagnosis of APS.
CPOE Test Name
Ref ACL A, Ref Cardiolipin IgA
Created at 9/8/2014 5:57 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
Last modified at 9/8/2014 5:57 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
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