MYOCARDIAL ANTIBODIES

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial. Positive results will be titered to endpoint.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Severely hemolyzed or lipemic specimens, plasma

Methodology
Semi-quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

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

Reference Range
<1:20 No antibody detected.

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeMYOCA
CPT-4 Code (s)
86255, plus 86256 if titered, at an additional charge
LOINC Codes
Screen   35277-3  
Titer   56633-1  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory