PARANEOPLASTIC AUTOANTIBODY EVALUATION, SERUM

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 4.0 mL serum (2.0 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric specimens

Methodology
Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay, Enzyme Immunoassay, Radioimmunoassay, Western Blot

Stability
Room Temperature: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 28 days; Frozen: 28 days

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Varies

Turnaround Time10-18 days
Test CodePNPAB
CPT-4 Code (s)
83519 x 4, 83520, 86255 x 9, plus 83519 and/or 84182 and/or 86255 and/or 86256 and/or 86341 as appropriate, at additional cost
LOINC Codes
Paraneoplastic Ab Eval, Serum:   57771-8  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory