Cardiolipin Antibody, IgA
0098358
Ordering Recommendation
Preferred second-line testing for strong suspicion of seronegative antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Order incrementally or concurrently with other non-criteria antiphospholipid antibody tests.
Mnemonic
CARDIO IGA
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Plasma or other body fluids. Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, or lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
Effective August 18, 2014
0-11 APL: Negative
12-19 APL: Indeterminate
20-80 APL: Low to Moderately Positive
81 APL or above: High Positive  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
APL = IgA phospholipid units.
CPT Code(s)
86147
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0098358Cardiolipin Antibody IgA5076-5
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Aliases
  • ACA
  • aCL Antibody
  • aCL IgA
  • Anticardiolipin Antibodies
  • Cardiolip