Test Details

Mnemonic

ANAR

Ordering Code

3000178

CPT-4 Code(s)

86038; plus 86225, 86235 x 6 if reflexed to Connective Tissue Disease Panel at additional cost

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic, microbially contaminated or heat-treated specimens, plasma

Stability

ANA:
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Undetermined

Anti-ds DNA, Anti-SM, Anti-RNP, Anti-SSA,
Anti-SSB, Anti-Scl-70, Jo-1 IgG:
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: Undetermined
Frozen: 14 days

Methodology

Indirect Fluorescent Antibody/HEp-2 Substrate
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Reference Range

ANA <1:80
See individual listings for reflex reference ranges.
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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