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36553: Beta-2-Glycoprotein I (Beta-2-GPI) IgM Autoantibodies Print View
B2-Glycoprotein I (IgM) Ab IA  < 21  SMU 

PRIMARY
1 Plasma Citrated 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)  

Beta-2-Glycoprotein 1, apolipoprotein H, is a cofactor in antiphospholipid antibody binding and is the critical antigen in the antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Beta-2-Glycoprotein 1 Antibody is more specific than Cardiolipin Antibody that may express reactivity in patients with syphilis and other infectious diseases.

Plasma: Centrifuge light blue-top tube 15 minutes at approximately
1500 g within 60 minutes of collection.
Using a plastic pipette,
remove plasma, taking care to avoid the WBC/platelet buffy
layer and place into a plastic vial. Centrifuge a second time
and transfer platelet-poor plasma into a new plastic vial.
Plasma must be free of platelets (<10,000/mcl).

Serum: Centrifuge red top tube 15 minutes at approx. 1500 g
within 60 minutes of collection.

Reject Criteria: Hemolysis, Lipemia
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
4 days

CPT Code
86146

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transportation Temperature: Room temperature






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