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Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody IgM

Components

Name Method Department Units
Anticardiolipin Antibody IgM CMI, Immunology MPL - IgM Phospholipid antibody units

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 48 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Collect by venipuncture
  • Allow to clot completely at room temperature
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 8 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 48 hour(s)
Frozen - 12 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Collect by venipuncture
  • Allow to clot completely at room temperature
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • Centrifuge within 1 hour, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Bacterial contamination
  • Frozen whole blood
  • Gross hemolysis
  • Gross icterus
  • Gross lipemia
  • Heat treated specimen
  • Wrong type of specimen

Comments

MPL units = IgM Phospholipid Antibody units.

CPT Code

  • 86147