SMITH ANTIBODY (ANTI-SM)

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
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Severely hemolyzed or lipemic specimens

Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
<20   negative  
20-39   weak positive  
40-80   moderate positive  
>80   strong positive  

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Turnaround Time2 days
Test CodeSM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86235
LOINC Codes
43182-5

Warde
Medical
Laboratory