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Lab Test Dictionary

Antiphospholipid Antibody Panel (14890)


Immunoassay (IA)


Beta-2-Glycoprotein I Antibodies; Phosphatidylserine Antibodies; Cardiolipin Antibodies

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID


Collection Information

Specimen Required

(four-five) 1.8 mL or (three-four) 2.8 mL Blood

Container Type

Light Blue (Sodium Citrate)

Collection Instructions

6-10 mL Blood collected in a (red-top) tube is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 4 Days; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 28 Days

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis; Gross lipemia

Test Volume Required

5 mL Serum or Platelet-Poor Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

3 mL Serum or Platelet-Poor Plasma

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge (light blue-top) tube for 15 minutes at approx. 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). Centrifuge red top tube 15 minutes at approx. 1500 g within 24 hours of collection.

Included Tests

Beta-2-Glycoprotein I Antibodies (IgG, IgA, IgM), Phosphatidylserine Antibodies (IgG, IgA, IgM) and Cardiolipin Antibodies (IgA, IgG, IgM).

CPT Codes

86146 (x3), 86147 (x3), 86148 (x3)