I have antiphospholipid antibodies. There are IgG,IgM and IgA antibodies(anticardiolipin antibodies). The IgG tends to be the one to watch the most. This one is the highest associated with clotting and stroke. It depends on the labs levels, but these were mine:
IgG -51 (positive was greater than 12)
IgM-49 (positive was greater than 11)
IgA-14(positive was greater than 14) So, I was considered not positive for this one.
A VDRL/RPR test for syphilis contains phospholipids and can cause a false positive result in patients with cardiolipin antibodies. I had a chronic false positive VDRL/RPR test due to anticardiolipins.
I also had the anti human beta2-glycoprotein I (ß2-GPI) assay that also detects antiphospholipid antibodies. It is supposed to be more accurate. My levels were moderately high to high.
Hope this helps!
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