SMOOTH MUSCLE (F-ACTIN) IgG ANTIBODY

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 Units:   Negative  
20-30 Units:   Weak Positive  
>30 Units:   Moderate to Strong Positive  

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3 days
Test CodeSMAB
CPT-4 Code (s)
83516
LOINC Codes
31629-9

Warde
Medical
Laboratory