What is the Cardiolipin Antibody (Phospholipid) IgM test?
The Anti-Cardiolipin IgM Antibody test is to check for the presence of Anti Cardiolipin antibodies (ACL) produced against cardiolipins (the phospholipids responsible for blood clotting). The higher-than-normal levels of ACL may indicate an autoimmune disorder called antiphospholipid syndrome (APS).
When is the Cardiolipin Antibody (Phospholipid) IgM test recommended?
It is recommended in:
In the case of a person having multiple unexplained blood clots (thrombotic episodes) in a vein or artery.
In the case of a woman having had recurrent miscarriages, especially in the second and third trimesters.
In such cases, symptoms are more consistent with autoimmune diseases.
What does it measure?
The Cardiolipin Antibody (Phospholipid) IgM test:
Analyzes the levels of anti-cardiolipin IgM antibodies in the blood. These Anti-cardiolipin antibodies are autoantibodies that are produced by the immune system. They are mistakenly targeting the body's own cardiolipins, which are substances that are found in the outermost layer of cells (cell membranes) and platelets. The body's ability to regulate blood clotting is affected by these autoantibodies.
Cardiolipins are lipid molecules that play a very essential role in the process of blood clotting. These anti-cardiolipin antibodies target the cardiolipins, which can result in an increased risk of developing recurrent inappropriate blood clots known as thrombi in veins and arteries, such as in deep veins of the legs or lungs.
Their presence may indicate syphilis, antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). These antibodies can also be related to low platelet count, which is known as thrombocytopenia, and recurrent miscarriages, especially in the second and third trimesters.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 2 days after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Cardiolipin Antibody (Phospholipid) IgM test in Delhi?
The cost of the Cardiolipin Antibody (Phospholipid) IgM test in Delhi is Rs. 800.
How often should I get the Cardiolipin Antibody (Phospholipid) IgM test?
The Cardiolipin Antibody (Phospholipid) IgM test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Cardiolipin Antibody (Phospholipid) IgM test?
< 15 g/L
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Cardiolipin Antibody (Phospholipid) IgM test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Cardiolipin Antibody (Phospholipid) IgM test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Cardiolipin Antibody (Phospholipid) IgM test in Delhi?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book a Cardiolipin Antibody (Phospholipid) IgM test with Orange Health in Delhi?
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