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Alias Names:Anti-Neutrophil / Antineutrophil / ACPA / Autoantibodies to Proteinase 3 / c-ANCA / cANCA / Soft-ANCA
Methodology:Multiplex Flow Immunoassay (Luminex)
Edit Date:6/11/2010
Released:Same day as tested
CPT Code:83516 x2
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube.
Handling:Allow to clot, centrifuge and immediately separate serum into a plastic vial. Refrigerate. Freeze at -20° C if specimen cannot be assayed within 7 days. Allow no more than 3 freeze/thaw cycles.
Stability:8 hours ambient, 7 days refrigerated, or frozen ≤ 20° C for long term storage.
Standard Volume:1.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume:1.0 mL serum
Transport:Refrigerated or frozen on dry ice.
Comments:Positive ANCA Screen results will reflex to an ANCA Titer and MPO/PR3 Confirmation. Additional charges will apply for reflex testing.
Rejection Criteria:Plasma; gross lipemia; hemolysis; contaminated or heat inactivation specimen; specimen frozen/thawed more than three times.
Reference Range:
<1.0 AI