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Anti Cardiolipin IgG Antibody

(Acl IgG)
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Understanding Anti Cardiolipin IgG Antibody

What is Anti Cardiolipin IgG Antibody?

This test is to check for the presence of anti cardiolipin (ACL) antibodies IgG produced against cardiolipins responsible for blood clotting. ACL cause abnormal blood clotting in multiple body parts and their elevated amount in the body is an indication of an autoimmune disorder called Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS).

This test is done if a person suffers from inappropriate blood clotting or frequent miscarriages. It is also recommended to patients suffering from stroke or heart attack.

Various complications such as cardiovascular diseases, stroke, kidney failure and lung damage can arise as a result of APS depending on the organ affected by the blood clot.

What is Anti Cardiolipin IgG Antibody used for?

The anti-cardiolipin IgG antibody test is done:

  • In case a person had one or more unexplained blood clots (thrombotic episodes) in a vein or artery

  • In case a woman had recurrent miscarriage especially in second and third trimester

  • In case the symptoms are consistent with autoimmune diseases


Interpreting Anti Cardiolipin IgG Antibody results





< 15


15 - 20


20 - 80

Low positive

> 80

High positive



Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Anti Cardiolipin IgG Antibody

Frequently Asked Questions about Anti Cardiolipin IgG Antibody

Q. How is the blood sample taken?

The healthcare provider takes a blood sample from the arm. The site from where the blood is to be withdrawn is cleaned with a swab of rubbing alcohol. This is then followed by inserting a small needle which has a tube attached to it for collecting blood. Once the sufficient blood for analysis is withdrawn, the needle is removed. The site is then covered with a gauze pad.

Q. Is there any risk associated with the withdrawal of blood sample procedure?

As such there is no risk but in few cases, bruising, bleeding, and infection at the puncture site can be seen. In very few cases, there can be swelling of the vein after the blood is withdrawn.

Q. What is deep vein thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot which develops within a deep vein in the body, most commonly in the leg. In leg, it occurs in a larger vein which runs through the muscles of the calf and the thigh. It can lead to pain and swelling in the affected leg and can further lead to a complication known as pulmonary embolism. The symptoms of DVT include pain, swelling, and tenderness in the affected area. It can also cause a heavy ache in the affected area, warm skin in the area of clot, and redness of skin.

Q. What is pulmonary embolism?

Pulmonary embolism is a serious condition which can develop in patients who have been left untreated for DVT. The pulmonary embolism can cause breathlessness, chest pain, or sudden collapse.
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