Anti Cardiolipin AB IgM

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    The Cardiolipin AntibodyIgM is a diagnostic test that helps in detecting the presence of anti-cardiolipin antibodies in the blood. These antibodies are produced by the body's immune system in response to the presence of cardiolipin – a type of phospholipid found in the cell membrane of bacteria and other microorganisms. The presence of anti-cardiolipin antibodies can lead to an increased risk of developing blood clots, which can cause serious health complications such as stroke and heart attack. This test is an essential tool for diagnosing autoimmune disorders such as lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome.


    The symptoms of autoimmune disorders can vary widely between individuals, as they depend on which organs or body systems are affected. Some of the common symptoms that indicate the presence of anti-cardiolipin antibodies in the blood include:
    1. Fatigue and weakness
    2. Joint pain and swelling
    3. Skin rashes or ulcers
    4. Recurrent miscarriages or pregnancy complications
    5. Thrombosis (blood clots) in veins or arteries

    Test Procedure

    The Cardiolipin AntibodyIgM test requires a simple blood sample from the patient. The healthcare professional will clean the area with an antiseptic solution and insert a needle into a vein to draw blood. The procedure is quick and relatively painless, and patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the test.

    Once the blood sample has been collected, it is sent to the laboratory for analysis. The laboratory technicians will use an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to detect the presence of anti-cardiolipin antibodies in the blood. The test takes about 6 days to yield results, which are then reported to the healthcare provider who ordered the test.


    If the Cardiolipin AntibodyIgM test returns a positive result, further testing may be required to confirm the diagnosis and determine the underlying cause. Treatment will depend on the specific autoimmune disorder that is present and may include medications such as corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, or anticoagulants. Patients with positive results are advised to consult with their healthcare professional for further guidance.

    Benefits of Early Diagnosis:

    1. Early diagnosis can prevent complications associated with APS.
    2. Early treatment reduces the risk of blood clots.
    3. Early diagnosis helps in managing symptoms effectively.

    Individuals can book the Cardiolipin AntibodyIgM test at Apollo 24|7 from the comfort of their own homes. The process is simple and convenient, with results being available within 6 days. Early diagnosis of autoimmune disorders through this test can lead to timely treatment and better outcomes.

    Additionally, booking tests on Apollo 24|7 allows for ease of scheduling and access to affordable prices.

    faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently asked questions

    Anti-cardiolipin antibodies are produced by the immune system in response to exposure to certain bacteria or viruses, as well as in cases of autoimmune disorders.
    Yes, a positive result can sometimes indicate infections or other underlying health issues. Further testing may be required to confirm the diagnosis.
    No, APS is not curable, but early diagnosis and treatment can prevent complications.
    It is important to inform your healthcare provider of any medications or supplements you are taking, as they may interfere with the results.
    Yes, the test can be taken during pregnancy if recommended by a healthcare professional. However, it is important to discuss any potential risks with your doctor beforehand.

    Why should Apollo be your preferred healthcare partner?

    • 40 Years of legacy and credibility in the healthcare industry.
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    • Affordable diagnostic solutions with timely and accurate test results.
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    • An inventory of over 100+ laboratories, spread across the country, operating out of 120+ cities with 1200+ collection centers, serving over 1800+ pin codes.

    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