Antiphospholipid Antibody Panel
Serum or Plasma
Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
(two-four) 1.8 mL or (two-three) 2.7 mL Blood
Light Blue (Sodium Citrate)
3-6 mL Blood collected in a (red-top) tube is also acceptable.
Room Temp=5 Days; Refrigerated=14 Days; Frozen=30 Days
Gross hemolysis; Grossly lipemic
3 mL Serum or Platelet-Poor Plasma
1.5 mL Serum or Platelet-Poor Plasma
Plasma (preferred): Centrifuge light blue-top tube 15 minutes at approx. 1500 x 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 x g within 24 hours of collection. Transfer serum into a plastic specimen vial.