10750:ARTHRITIS PANEL 2

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10750:ARTHRITIS PANEL 2
Methodology: See Individual Components
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Components: Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) / Rheumatoid Factor / Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate, Westergren / Uric Acid
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: Same day
CPT Code: 85652 / 84550 / 86431 / 86038
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA) AND one 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST).
Handling: Allow SST to clot and centrifuge within 2 hours of collection. Separate serum and transfer to a plastic vial. Refrigerate. Transport specimens within 12 hours of collection.
Stability: Specimens may be tested up to 24 hours after collection. Studies show that a small number (<5%) of abnormal ESR's tested 16 hours or more after collection will correct to within the normal range.
Standard Volume: 3 mL EDTA whole blood and 3 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 1.5 EDTA whole blood and 1.5 mL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen age; frozen specimen; gross hemolysis or gross lipemia.

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