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Cardiolipin Antibodies

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Also known as: Anticardiolipin Antibodies; aCL Antibody
Formal name: Cardiolipin Antibodies (IgG, IgM, and IgA)

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help investigate inappropriate blood clot formation, to help determine the cause of recurrent miscarriage, or as part of an evaluation for antiphospholipid syndrome or sometimes other autoimmune diseases

When to Get Tested?

When you have had one or more unexplained venous or arterial blood clots (thrombotic episodes); when you have had recurrent miscarriages, especially in the second and third trimesters; when you have symptoms consistent with an autoimmune disease

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?