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Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Serum

The Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Serum test is used to determine one of the 3 classes of autoantibodies i.e. IgG, the presence of which is known to cause many disorders.

What is Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Serum?

Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Serum is done to evaluate the following conditions:

  • Venous thromboembolism.
  • Second and Third Trimester miscarriages.
  • Bloodclot in arteries.

Why is Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Serum suggested?

Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Serum is suggested for the following:

  • Cases of repeated miscarriages.
  • Unreasonable blood clotting or clot formation in veins and arteries.

Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Serum test also diagnoses APS or antiphospholipid syndrome.

How is Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Serum performed?

Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Serum is performed as follows:

  • The process is very simple, as a very small quantity of blood sample needs to be collected.
  • The technician ties an elastic band to the patient’s arm and cleans it with an antiseptic liquid.
  • As the veins well up with blood due to the pressure from the elastic band, the blood sample is collected by puncturing with a needle.

The sample is then sent to the laboratory for the tests.

What are the parameters measured in Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Serum?

Parameters measured in Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Serum are the auto-antibodies:

  • IgG

Preparation before performing Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Serum

Preparation for Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Serum is as follows:

  • No specific preparation is required. The patient can dress up in loose clothes so that the sample collection becomes easy.

Post-care after Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Serum

Post-care for Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Serum is:

  • The test results can be discussed with the doctor to move ahead with the treatment options.

Sample types in Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Serum

Sample types in Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Serum:

  • 5 ml serum sample is collected in a gold top tube.

Side effects/risks of Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Serum

  • There are no side effects of Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Serum test.

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