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Epic Test Name Anti-Phosphaytidylserine Ab
Components IgG, IgM, IgA
Synonyms APS antibodies
Description Antiphosphatidylserine antibodies are part of antiphospholipid antibody syndome and are assocaited with recurrent thrombosis, both venous and arterial, and recurrent fetal loss. An ELISA assay is utilized to detect IgG, IgM and IgA antibodies in the patient's serum.
Specimen Requirements 
Container Plain red or serum separator collection tube
Specimen Type Blood
Preferred Collection Volume 5 mL
Minimum Collection Volume Adult: 2 mL, Neonates : 2 mL
Collection Instructions Draw blood in a plain red or serum separator collection tube. Specimen Handling:
In-house patients, transport at room temperature.
Specimen Handling Outside clients, follow collection instructions and the steps below:
1. Spin plain red or serum separator tube. Separate serum from cells as soon as possible.
Place serum in plastic tube. (Glass tube unacceptable).
2. Transport frozen.
Rejection Criteria Hemolysis, clotted, short sample, >4 hrs old (if not refrigerated) or >72 hours (if not frozen).
Methodology ELISA
Reference Range IgG ≤ 9 GPS; IgM ≤ 13 MPS; IgA ≤8 APS
CPT Code(s) 86148x3
Department Hemostasis/Coagulation
Contact Information Hemostasis Lab; 214-633-4959 Customer Service: 214-633-0400, Toll Free 1-877-887-8136
Turn Around Time1-7 days
Performed Monday
Performed by Hemostasis Lab
Updated/Reviewed 07/23/2016