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Test ID BLOD1333 Beta 2 Glycoprotein I IgM

Container Type

Sodium Citrate
Serum tube w/o gel
Serum gel

Specimen Type/Requirements

Citrated plasma – preferred
Serum

Specimen Volume

2.0 mL

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Stability

Room Temp: NA
Refrigerated: NA
Frozen: Only

Interfering Substances

Hemolysis: Yes
Lipemia: Yes

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Instructions

This test requires its own frozen aliquot.

Beta-2-GPI autoantibodies are found in
patientswith antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and are associated with increased risk of venous
and arterial thrombosis and thrombocytopenia. 
Beta-2 GPI autoantibodies are found only
inpatients with autoimmune diseases, while cardiolipin
autoantibodies can be transiently found in infectious diseases.

Performed Test Frequency

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Methodology

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

CPT

86146

Performing Lab

Sanford Sioux Falls