Cardiolipin antibodies IgA, IgG, IgM
Phospholipid antibodies occur in patients with a variety of clinical signs and symptoms notably thrombosis (arterial or venous) pregnancy morbidity (unexplained fetal death, premature birth, severe preeclampsia, or placental insufficiency) unexplained cutaneous circulation disturbances (livido reticularis or pyoderma gangrenosum) thrombocytopenia or hemolytic anemia and nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis. Phospholipid antibodies and lupus anticoagulants are found with increased frequency in patients with systemic rheumatic diseases especially lupus erythematosus.
The term antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) or Hughes’ syndrome is used to describe the triad of thrombosis, recurrent fetal loss and thrombocytopenia accompanied by phospholipid antibodies or a lupus anticoagulant.
- Sample of blood serum
- We perform the test every Tuesday & Friday