Beta-2 Glycoprotein 1 Antibodies

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Also known as: Anti-beta-2 glycoprotein 1; β2-glycoprotein 1 antibodies; Beta 2GP1 Ab
Formal name: Beta-2 glycoprotein 1 antibodies (IgG, IgM, and very rarely IgA)
Related tests: Cardiolipin antibodies, lupus anticoagulant, antiphospholipid antibodies, anti-phosphatidylserine antibodies, anti-prothrombin antibodies

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help investigate inappropriate blood clot formation; to help determine the cause of recurrent miscarriage; as part of an evaluation for antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)

When to Get Tested?

When you have had one or more unexplained blood clots in a vein or artery; when you have had recurrent miscarriages, especially in the second and third trimesters

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?