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Methodology:Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)
Edit Date:6/11/2010
Released:1-5 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
CPT Code:86255-90, 86256-90 if reflexed
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST).
Handling:Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum from cells and pour into a plastic vial immediately.
Stability:48 hours ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 1 year frozen.
Standard Volume:1 mL serum.
Minimum Volume:150 µL serum.
Rejection Criteria:Plasma; severely lipemic, contaminated or hemolyzed specimen.
Reticulin Antibody, IgA Screen Reticulin Antibody, IgA Tiger
<1:5 <1:5
No antibody detected No antibody detected