Cardiolipin Antibodies

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Also known as: Anticardiolipin Antibodies, aCL antibody
Formal name: Cardiolipin Antibodies, IgG, IgM, and IgA
Related tests: Antiphospholipid Antibodies;  Anti-beta2 glycoprotein I;  Anti-phosphatidylserine;  Lupus Anticoagulant Panel

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help investigate unexplained blood clot formation, to help determine the cause of recurrent miscarriage, or as part of an evaluation for antiphospholipid syndrome

When to Get Tested?

When you have had one or more unexplained venous or arterial thrombotic episodes; when you have had recurrent miscarriages, especially in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?