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Anti Phospholipid Antibody IgM

The Antiphospholipid Antibody IgM test helps to investigate the presence of blood clots or unexpectedly prolonged Partial Thromboplastin Times (PTTs).

What is Antiphospholipid Antibody IgM?

The Antiphospholipid Antibody IgM test is carried out to help investigate the presence of blood clots or unexpectedly prolonged PTTs, especially if a patient has repeated miscarriages. It is a part of an evaluation for antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), which is sometimes used to evaluate an autoimmune disorder.

Why is Antiphospholipid Antibody IgM suggested?

Your doctor will ask you to get an Antiphospholipid Antibody IgM test if you have had

  • An unexplained prolonged Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT) test, which helps doctors assess the body’s ability to form blood clots.
  • Recurring unexplained blood clots.
  • Repeated miscarriages, especially in the second and third trimesters.

How is Antiphospholipid Antibody IgM performed?

The Antiphospholipid Antibody IgM test is performed in the following steps:

  • A lab technician draws blood from a vein in the arm or the hand.
  • The blood sample is sent to the laboratory for analysis.

This is how an Antiphospholipid Antibody IgM test is performed.

What are the parameters measured in Antiphospholipid Antibody IgM?

The Antiphospholipid Antibody IgM test detects antiphospholipid antibodies that bind on to phospholipids.

Preparation before performing Antiphospholipid Antibody IgM

There is no special preparation necessary for an Antiphospholipid Antibody IgM test.

Post-care after Antiphospholipid Antibody IgM

There is no post-care necessary after the Antiphospholipid Antibody IgM test.

Sample types in Antiphospholipid Antibody IgM

The Antiphospholipid Antibody IgM test requires a whole blood sample.

Side Effects/Risks of Antiphospholipid Antibody IgM

The Antiphospholipid Antibody IgM test has the following risks because it is performed with a needle

  • Stinging sensation when the needle pierces the skin.
  • Soreness at the puncture site.

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