Effective price: ₹882
Above 10 years
Anticardiolipin antibodies are the antiphospholipid autoantibodies produced in the body due to the malfunctioning of the immune system. It triggers the defense mechanism of the body to attack cardiolipins.
The cardiolipins are phospholipids or lipid molecules which accumulate in the outermost layer of cell membranes to regulate the blood clotting process. Due to the antibodies, the immune system starts attacking the healthy cells resulting in extreme and unexplainable blood clots. The blood clotting in anticardiolipin syndrome usually occurs in the legs, kidney, spleen, and lungs.
In the anticardiolipin syndrome, the abnormal anticardiolipin antibodies' formation affects the platelet and normal blood vessel functioning. This causes excessive bleeding in the events of body injury.
Some people suffering from ACA syndrome sometimes do not exhibit any visible signs. However, the presence of anticardiolipin antibodies aggravates the development possibility of various pathological conditions such as:
The ACL antibody formation can be primary or secondary to other autoimmune diseases such as lupus. They are also found in patients having conditions like:
The medical professional suggests anti cardiolipin antibody Iga - serum test as a determining screening procedure. The expert conduct a diagnosis for prescribing cardiolipin antibody IgA test if the patient complains of:
Since there's no cure for the ACA syndrome, timely treatment is the most plausible solution to prevent the progression of the condition. An effective diagnosis and prognosis restrict fatalities due to anticardiolipin syndrome complications such as kidney disease, neurological damage, partial paralysis, pulmonary embolism, etc.
The cardiolipin antibody testing involves ACA diagnosis in the serum specimen of a patient. Upon request, a lab technician collects the blood sample. The collected sample is sent to an authorized lab, where it undergoes the serum extraction process.
In the procedure, the blood sample is coagulated first before centrifugation. After this step, the clot and blood cells are removed, leaving a liquid supernatant behind. This resultant fluid is used in anti cardiolipin antibody Iga - serum test analysis.
During the blood collection for the cardiolipin antibody IgA test, the patient might feel a slight pinch at the site of extraction. Even though the accompanying symptoms like pain subside within a few days, other symptoms might require additional medical support like:
Apollo 24|7 offers accurate cardiolipin antibody testing results through a wide range of reputable laboratories across the country. It provides NABL certified multi-channel digital healthcare system for doorstep diagnostic solutions and ACL antibody blood collection.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Jaya Prakash Pani, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Apollo Hospitals Old Sainik School Road, Bhubaneswar
Why should Apollo be your preferred healthcare partner?
The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results