Phosphatidylethanolamine Antibodies (IgG, IgA, IgM) [16619X]

Test Code

CPT Codes
83520 (x3)<br /> **This test is not available for New York patient testing**

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens

Transport Container
Plastic, screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 1 hour
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 60 days

Immunoassay (IA)

FDA Status
This test was performed using a kit that has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. The analytical performance characteristics of this test have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. This test should not be used for diagnosis without confirmation by other medically established means.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues, Thurs a.m.; Report available: 2-7 days

Reference Range
Phosphatidylethanolamine Ab (IgG) <10 U/mL
Phosphatidylethanolamine Ab (IgA) <10 U/mL
Phosphatidylethanolamine Ab (IgM) <10 U/mL

Clinical Significance
Phospholipid autoantibodies specific to phosphatidylinositol (PI), phosphatidylglycerol (PG), phosphatidylserine (PS), phosphatidylethanolamine (PE), phosphatidylcholine (PC), phosphatidic acid (PA), cardiolipin (CL), and sphingomyelin are found in hematologic autoimmune diseases, especially antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). APS is characterized by arterial and venous thrombosis, thrombocytopenia, and recurrent fetal loss; thrombosis, thrombocytopenia, and hemolytic anemia also occur in SLE and are associated with the presence of phospholipid autoantibodies. Women with infertility, showing spontaneous abortion or in vitro fertilization failure, demonstrate PI autoantibodies in 25% of cases.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
27027 Tourney Road
Valencia, CA 91355

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