TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: PSPTM    
Phosphatidylserine/Prothrombin Antibody, IgM, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Advisory Information

Cardiolipin (CLPMG / Phospholipid (Cardiolipin) Antibodies, IgG and IgM, Serum) and beta-2 glycoprotein (B2GMG / Beta-2 Glycoprotein 1 Antibodies, IgG and IgM, Serum) testing are the first tier test options for most patients. Phosphatidylserine/prothrombin  antibodies are considered part of the second tier workup.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Information: Centrifuge and aliquot serum.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.4 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus OK

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)21 days
 Frozen 21 days