CLPMG - Performance: Phospholipid (Cardiolipin) Antibodies, IgG and IgM, Serum

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Test Name

Test ID: CLPMG    
Phospholipid (Cardiolipin) Antibodies, IgG and IgM, Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Purified cardiolipin antigen is bound to the wells of a polystyrene microwell plate under conditions that will preserve the antigen in its native state. Prediluted controls and diluted patient sera are added to separate wells, allowing any cardiolipin antibodies present to bind to the immobilized antigen. Unbound sample is washed away and an enzyme-labeled antihuman IgM or IgG conjugate is added to each well. A second incubation allows the enzyme-labeled antihuman IgM or IgG to bind to any patient antibodies that have become attached to the microwells. After washing away any unbound enzyme-labeled antihuman IgM or IgG, the remaining enzyme activity is measured by adding a chromogenic substrate and measuring the intensity of the color that develops. After stopping the enzymatic production of colored product, the presence or absence of cardiolipin antibody is determined by comparing the sample optical density with that of a 5-point calibration curve. Results are reported out semiquantitatively in standard IgM or IgG anticardiolipin units (MPL and GPL).(Package inserts: QUANTA Lite ACA IgM III September 2015 Revision 21 and QUANTA Lite ACA IgG III Inova Diagnostics February 2015 Revision 22)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Saturday; 4 p.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

Same day/1 day

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

2 day

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

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Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test