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Overview

Antiphospholipid Antibody IgA helps in examining the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies in the body. This may indicate the presence of an autoimmune disorder in the patient.

What is Antiphospholipid Antibody IgA?

Antiphospholipid Antibody IgA is a test which detects the reasons behind a prolonged PTT test, recurrent miscarriages, and low platelet count. The cardiolipin antibodies test is the most ordered test as they are the most common antibodies. The Antiphospholipid Antibody IgA test needs to be repeated after an interval if the test results are negative.

Why is Antiphospholipid Antibody IgA suggested?

The Antiphospholipid Antibody IgA test is suggested if the following symptoms are experienced:

  • Blood clot.
  • Pain or swelling in the limbs.
  • Frequent headaches.

How is Antiphospholipid Antibody IgA performed?

AntiPhospholipid Antibody IgA is performed in the following steps:

  • The process of sample collection is simple. A band is tied near the upper arm of the patient.
  • This makes the veins swell.
  • Once the veins are highlighted, a needle is used to collect the blood and store it in the collector tube.

The sample is then sent to the lab and the patient is free to leave the hospital.

What are the parameters measured in Antiphospholipid Antibody IgA?

The presence of antiphospholipid antibody IgA is measured in the Antiphospholipid Antibody IgA test.

Preparation before performing Anti Phospholipid Antibody IgA

There is no specific preparation required before the test.

Post-care after Antiphospholipid Antibody IgA

Post-care after Antiphospholipid Antibody IgA can include a consultation with the doctor to plan treatment options.

Sample types in Antiphospholipid Antibody IgA

The Antiphospholipid Antibody IgA test requires a blood sample.

Side effects/risks of Anti Phospholipid Antibody IgA

There are no serious side effects of Antiphospholipid Antibody IgA except

  • Soreness due to blood collection.
  • Occasional Dizziness.

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