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A phospholipid usually obtained from beef heart, used in combination with phosphatidylcholine and cholesterol as an antigen to diagnose syphilis.

[cardio- + lipin, lipid (Greek lipos, fat; see lipo- + -in).]
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Venereal disease research laboratory, serology for hepatitis B and C, cytomegalovirus, HSV type 2, antinuclear antibodies, anticytoplasmic antibodies, anticardiolipin antibodies, and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies were negative.
Anti-double stranded DNA, antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies, anticardiolipin antibodies, C-reactive protein, complete blood count, and urinalysis were all normal or negative.
Further investigations for the workup for DAH revealed negative serology for antinuclear antibodies (ANA), c and p antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (c and p-ANCA), anti-double stranded DNA antibodies (dsDNA), antiglomerular basement membrane antibodies (GBM), antiphospholipid antibodies, anticardiolipin antibodies, and lupus anticoagulant.
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