81340:MYOCARDIAL ANTIBODY, IgG with REFLEX to TITER

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81340:MYOCARDIAL ANTIBODY, IgG with REFLEX to TITER
Alias Names: Antimyocardial
Methodology: Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)
Edit Date: 10/8/2009
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 1-4 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: Centrifuge and immediately separate serum inot a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Stability: 48 hours ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 1 year frozen. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Plasma; severely lipemic, hemolytic, or contaminated specimen.

Reference Range:
< 1:20 No antibody detection Note: Myocardial antibodies are present following myocardial infarction (28-31%), acute rheumatic fever (25-43%) and in post-pericardiotomy syndrome. All positives are titered to endpoint. If Myocardial Ab is 1:20, a titer will be added.