STRIATED MUSCLE IgG ANTIBODY

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours and send 1.0 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial. Positive results will be titered to endpoint.

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
<1:40 No antibody detected

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3-7 days
Test CodeSTRMA
CPT-4 Code (s)
86255, plus 86256 if reflexed to titer, at additional cost
LOINC Codes
49692-7

Warde
Medical
Laboratory