Ordering Recommendation

May be useful as an independent risk marker for thrombosis associated with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and related diseases. Consider using when all criteria aPL antibody tests are negative; positive results should be reported to document persistence.

Mnemonic
APS/PT G
Methodology

Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Performed

Thu

Reported

1-8 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Blue (sodium citrate).

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 0.5 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Other body fluids. Contaminated, hemolyzed, grossly icteric, or severely lipemic specimens.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Reference Interval

0-30 Units

Interpretive Data

Elevated and persistent aPS/PT IgG antibody (with or without lupus anticoagulant activity) may serve as a risk marker of thrombotic events in patients with certain autoimmune diseases, including antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). 

Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

83516

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2009448 Phosphatidylserine and Prothrombin IgG
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Aliases
Phosphatidylserine and Prothrombin Antibody, IgG