HISTONE ANTIBODY, IGG

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours and send 0.5 mL serum (0.3 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric specimens, plasma

Methodology
Semi-quantitative Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay

Stability
Room Temperature: 2 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
<=0.9 units   Negative  
1.0-1.5 units   Weak Positive  
1.6-2.5 units   Moderate Positive  
>=2.6 units   Strong Positive  

Performed
Monday, Wednesday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeAHA
CPT-4 Code (s)
83516
LOINC Codes
29996-6

Warde
Medical
Laboratory