RETICULIN TOTAL AUTOANTIBODIES

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: ACD, EDTA, heparin (sodium or lithium)

Methodology
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

Stability
Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 2 months

Reference Range
<1:40 titer

Performed
Monday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-4 days
Test CodeRETCA
CPT-4 Code (s)
86255
LOINC Codes
91722-7

Warde
Medical
Laboratory