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
Negative:   <1.0 units  
Weak Positive:   1.0-1.5 units  
Moderate Positive:   1.6-2.5 units  
Strong Positive:   >2.5 units  

Performed
Tuesday, Friday

Turnaround Time5 days
Test CodeAHA
CPT-4 Code (s)
83516
LOINC Codes
29996-6

Warde
Medical
Laboratory