69115:ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODIES (ANA) WITHOUT IFA CONFIRMATION

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69115:ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODIES (ANA) WITHOUT IFA CONFIRMATION
Methodology: Multiplex Flow Immunoassay (Luminex)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
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 into a plastic vial. Refrigerate. Freeze ≤ -20° C if specimen cannot be tested within 7 days of collection. Allow no more than 3 freeze/thaw cycles.
Stability: 7 days refrigerated at 2-8° C.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum
Transport: Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice.
Rejection Criteria: Plasma; grossly lipemic, hemolytic, or contaminated specimen; refrigerated specimen received in laboratory more than 7 days after collection; specimen frozen/thawed more than 3 times.