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Methodology: Indirect Fluorescent Antibody/Image Analysis (IFA/IMAGE) / Enzyme Immunoassay/Latex Immunoassay (EIA/LIA) / Farr Radiobinding Assay (Farr RBA) / Immunochromatographic Membrane Assay (ICMA) / Turbidimetry (TURB)
Edit Date: 8/18/2010
Components: Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) / ANA Pattern / dsDNA Autoantibodies / nRNP/Sm IgG Autoantibodies / Sm (Smith) IgG Autoantibodies / SS-A IgG Autoantibodies / SS-B IgG Autoantibodies / Scl-70 IgG Autoantibodies / Ribosomal P Protein Autoantibodies / Thyroid Peroxidase Autoantibodies / C3 Complement / C4 Complement
Performed: Tuesday-Saturday
Released: 48-72 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories reference lab
CPT Code: 83516-90 / 86038-90 / 86160-90 x2 / 86225-90 / 86235-90 x5 / 86376-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum into a plastic vial.
Stability: 7 days ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 2 months frozen.
Standard Volume: 4 mL serum
Minimum Volume: 2 mL serum
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Order only when Analyzer without RA is requested.

EIA-Positive tests for nRNP, Sm, SS-A and SCI-70 Antibodies are reflexed to IB at no additional charge. Add 48 hours to turn-around time.

Rejection Criteria: Lipemic, moderate to gross icteric or hemolyzed specimen.

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