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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeACAR
Method

ELISA

External Price$33.28(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Patient Specimen5 mL clotted blood (Red)
Paediatric Specimen0.5 mL clotted blood (Red)
Sample Delivery to LabRoom temperature
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions0.15 mL serum - minimum 1 mL serum - preferred Store in fridge
Aliquot Transport to CHLRoom temperature
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Immunology
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number(03) 364 0414 | x80414
Test AvailabilityBatched fortnightly
Turnaround Time2 weeks
Reference Interval

IgG ranges:
<20 GPL units negative,

>20 GPL units positive,

>80 GPL units strong positive.

IgM ranges:
<20 MPL units negative,

>20 MPL units positive,

>80 MPL units strong positive.

Interpretation

Cardiolipin Antibody
High titre (>80GPL unit) associated with recurrent thrombosis, thrombocytopenia, and recurrent abortion. Approximately one third of SLE patients are positive, some of whom may be ANA negative. Along with lupus anticoagulant this antibody helps define the anti-phospholipid syndrome. Positive results must be confirmed with a subsequent sample taken 12 weeks later to eliminate false positives due to infection.

 

Delphic Number Test Number6830

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