69105:ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODIES (ANA) SCREEN (IFA)

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69105:ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODIES (ANA) SCREEN (IFA)
Methodology: Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)
Edit Date: 4/19/2010
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 86038
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 in two tubes. Refrigerate. Freeze ≤ -20° C if specimen cannot be tested with 72 hours. Allow no more than one freeze/thaw cycle.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum
Transport: Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice.
Comments: ANA specimens are screened using Indirect Fluorescent Antibody methodology using HEP-2 cells. All specimens that screen positive are titered using HEP-2 cells, and the titer and pattern will be reported. Additonal charges will be added for the titer.
Rejection Criteria: Plasma; gross lipemia; hemolysis; contaminated specimen; specimen frozen/thawed more than once; refrigerated specimen received in laboratory more than 72 hours after collection.