Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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BETA-2 GLYCOPROTEIN IGG ANTIBODY

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1841         Geisinger Epic ID: 26879

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
0.5 mL serum; minimum 0.2 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge and submit 0.5 mL serum. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature (stable 8 hours) and frozen specimens also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 hours. 2-8°C: 48 hours. Frozen: 6 months
Rejection criteria:
Specimen stability exceeded; specimen grossly hemolyzed.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
< 20 units.
CPT code(s):
86146
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Beta 2 glycoprotein IgG antibody.
Methodology:
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Synonyms:
B2IGG, Beta 2 Glycoprotein IgG, Beta 2 Glycoprotein IgG AB
Anti-B2 glycoprotein; B2 glycoprotein IgG
Clinical significance:
A positive beta 2 glycoprotein antibody can be used in conjunction with clinical findings and other laboratory tests to aid in the diagnosis of certain autoimmune thrombotic disorders such as those secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or related antiphospholipid syndrome.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Stacy Kenyon, PhD, DABCC
   
Review Date: 12/02/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Immunology
Technical Lead: Kathy Hurst
Frequency: Two days per week, 1st shift.
Performed stat? No
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