69171:NEUTROPHIL CYTOPLASMIC ANTIBODY (ANCA) CONFIRMATION (MPO/PR3)

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69171:NEUTROPHIL CYTOPLASMIC ANTIBODY (ANCA) CONFIRMATION (MPO/PR3)
Alias Names: Anti-Neutrophil / Antineutrophil / ACPA / Autoantibodies to Proteinase 3 / c-ANCA / cANCA / Soft-ANCA
Methodology: Multiplex Flow Immunoassay (Luminex)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 83516 x2
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 at -20° C if specimen cannot be assayed within 7 days. Allow no more than 3 freeze/thaw cycles.
Stability: 8 hours ambient, 7 days refrigerated, or frozen ≤ 20° C for long term storage.
Standard Volume: 1.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL serum
Transport: Refrigerated or frozen on dry ice.
Comments: Positive ANCA Screen results will reflex to an ANCA Titer and MPO/PR3 Confirmation. Additional charges will apply for reflex testing.
Rejection Criteria: Plasma; gross lipemia; hemolysis; contaminated or heat inactivation specimen; specimen frozen/thawed more than three times.

Reference Range:
<1.0 AI