24-48 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab. If ANA is positive, panel will be completed; if ANA is negative, testing will end.
Specimen Collection Details
One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST).
Centrifuge and separate serum into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
48 hours ambient, 7 days refrigerated, or 2 months frozen.
4 mL serum.
2 mL serum.
This panel is used to aid in the screening and diagnosis of autoimmune disorders such as Mixed Connective Tissue Diseases, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Sjogren’s Syndrome, CREST syndrome (calcinosis, Raynaud’s syndrome, esophageal dysfunction, sclerodactyly and telangiectasia), Idiopathic Raynaud’s Syndrome, drug induced lupus, diffuse scleroderma, etc., also including autoimmune thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, and atypical autoimmune disorders. Individual components are also available.
Lipemic and moderately or grossly icteric and hemolyzed specimen.