Phosphatidylserine Antibodies, IgG, IgM, and IgA
Ordering Recommendation

Not a recommended panel for the diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). The combined IgG and IgM Phosphatidylserine test is the preferred second-line testing in seronegative APS.

Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
1-3 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Serum separator tube. 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens. 
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles) 
Reference Interval
Test Number
Reference Interval
 Phosphatidylserine Antibody IgGLess than 11 U/mL
 Phosphatidylserine Antibody IgMLess than  25 U/mL
 Phosphatidylserine Antibody IgALess than  20 U/mL

Interpretive Data
IgG and/or IgM antibodies to phosphatidylserine (aPS) may be associated with a positive test for anti-cardiolipin autoantibodies (aCL) and risk for obstetric antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Strong clinical correlation is recommended in the absence of lupus anticoagulant, IgG and/or IgM cardiolipin and/or beta2 glycoprotein antibodies.

Isolated presence of IgM or IgG antibodies to aPS may have questionable clinical significance for APS and/or SLE.

If results are positive, repeat testing with two or more specimens drawn at least 12 weeks apart to demonstrate persistence of antibodies.

Results should not be used alone for diagnosis and must be interpreted in light of APS-specific clinical manifestations and/or other criteria phospholipid antibody tests.

Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050906Phosphatidylserine Antibody IgG32032-5
0050907Phosphatidylserine Antibody IgM32033-3
0050908Phosphatidylserine Antibody IgA32031-7
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