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Overview Brief

Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody IgM+IgG test is to detect the presence of IgM(immunoglobulin M) and IgG(immunoglobulin G) antibodies in the bloodstream.[1]

What is Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody IgM+IgG?

Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody IgM+IgG test is a lab test that detects the presence of IgM and IgG antibodies in the bloodstream. These antibodies target cardiolipin, which is a kind of fat in the blood.

Why is Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody IgM+IgG suggested?

The Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody IgM+IgG test is suggested under the following conditions:-

  • In the presence of unexplained blood loss.
  • In the case of recurrent miscarriages.
  • In case of symptoms consistent with auto-immune diseases.

 Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody IgM+IgG test is suggested in women with frequent miscarriages along with lupus anticoagulant testing.

 

How is Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody IgM+IgG performed?

Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody IgM+IgG test is performed as follows:

  • A blood sample is drawn from the patient.
  • The blood sample is tested for detectable levels of anticardiolipin antibodies.

What are the parameters measured in Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody IgM+IgG?

Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody IgM+IgG test measures the presence of anti-thyroperoxidase antibodies in the given test sample.[3]

  • Negative results mean that no anticardiolipin antibodies were found in the patient’s bloodstream.
  • A positive result means that the antibodies are present in the bloodstream and are causing thyroid.

Preparation before performing Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody IgM+IgG

The following points need to be taken into consideration before the Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody IgM+IgG test:-

  • The patient may be asked to avoid eating or drinking for up to a few hours before the test is administered.
  • The patient must discuss their medical history with the doctor, like the use of prescription drugs or other diagnosed conditions.

Post-care after Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody IgM+IgG

Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody IgM+IgG test is a simple procedure. No special care is required post the sample for testing has been given.

A bandage may be required in case blood is drawn.

Sample types in Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody IgM+IgG

Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody IgM+IgG test is done only by the use of blood samples of patients.

Side effects/risks of Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody IgM+IgG

Anti-Cardiolipin Antibody IgM+IgG is a simple lab test hence, there are no side effects or risks of undergoing the test.

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