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Test ID: B2GMG    
Beta-2 Glycoprotein 1 Antibodies, IgG and IgM, Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Purified beta-2 GPI antigen is bound to the wells of a polystyrene microwell plate under conditions that will preserve the antigen in its native state. Prediluted controls and diluted patient sera are added to separate wells, allowing any beta-2 GPI IgM or IgG antibodies present to bind to the immobilized antigen. Unbound sample is washed away and an enzyme-labeled antihuman IgM conjugate is added to each well. A second incubation allows the enzyme-labeled antihuman IgM or IgG to bind to any patient antibodies that have become attached to the microwells. After washing away any unbound enzyme-labeled antihuman IgM or IgG, the remaining enzyme activity is measured by adding a chromogenic substrate and measuring the intensity of the color that develops. The assay can be evaluated spectrophotometrically by measuring and comparing the color intensity that develops in the patient wells with that of a 5-point calibration curve. Results are reported out semiquantitatively in standard IgM anti-beta-2 GPI units (SMU) and standard IgG anti-beta-2 GPI units (SGU).(Package Inserts: QUANTA Lite beta 2 GP1 IgM ELISA, Inova Diagnostics, February 2015 Revision 13 and QUANTA Lite 2[2] GP1 IgG ELISA, Inova Diagnostics, March 2016 Revision 18)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday through Saturday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

Same day/1 to 6 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

14 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester