Laboratory testing and identification of antiphospholipid antibodies and the antiphospholipid syndrome: a potpourri of problems, a compilation of possible solutions.

@article{Favaloro2008LaboratoryTA,
  title={Laboratory testing and identification of antiphospholipid antibodies and the antiphospholipid syndrome: a potpourri of problems, a compilation of possible solutions.},
  author={Emmanuel J Favaloro and Richard Wing Cheuk Wong},
  journal={Seminars in thrombosis and hemostasis},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={389-410}
}
The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune condition characterized by vascular thromboses and/or pregnancy morbidity, and its diagnosis currently requires laboratory evidence of the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). aPL are in turn identified using a large number of laboratory procedures based on one of two distinct test processes, namely solid-phase assays and liquid-phase assays. The former includes anticardiolipin antibodies and anti-beta2 glycoprotein I antibodies… CONTINUE READING