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Beta2 Glycoprotein1 Antibodies IgG

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Beta-2 glycoprotein 1 IgG antibodies are autoantibodies associated with inappropriate blood clotting. Beta-2 glycoprotein antibodies are antiphospholipid antibodies that mistakenly target the body's own lipid-proteins found in cell membranes and platelets. The presence of antiphospholipid antibodies interfere with the body's blood clotting process and increases a person's risk of developing inappropriate blood clots.

Antiphospholipid antibodies are most frequently seen in people with the autoimmune disorder antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), which is associated with frequent blood clots, a low platelet count or with pregnancy complications such as pre-eclampsia and recurrent miscarriages.

What might a high result mean?

The presence of beta 2 glycoprotein IgG antibodies increases the autoimmune thrombosis risk and may increase the risk of miscarriage caused by thrombosis.