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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Anti Cardiolipin Antibodies (ACA) (anti phospholipid Ab)
Referral code
Test information
Persistent high levels of anti-cardiolipin antibodies are associated with anti-phospholipid syndrome, characterised by a risk of arterial or venous thrombosis. Please check lupus anticoagulant (Haematology) at the same time. Positive results should be repeated in 12 weeks time for confirmation.
Special requirements
Plasma or Serum
Tube type
SST, Plain or Lithium Heparin
Gold, red and green top tubes
Assay frequency
Three times a week
TAT GP/Outpatient
up to 7 days
Referral lab
Immunology Russells Hall Hospital
Page last updated: 11 January 2022