Test Details

Mnemonic

ANAR

Ordering Code

3000178

CPT-4 Code(s)

ANA 86039, plus 86225, 86235 x 6, if reflexed, at additional cost

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)
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Specimen Preparation

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

Serum: Red top
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Minimum Volume

0.5 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed, icteric or lipemic specimens, plasma
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Stability

ANA:
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 14 days

Anti-ds DNA:
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 14 days

Anti-SM, Anti-RNP, Anti-SSA, Anti-SSB, Anti-Scl-70, Jo-1 IgG:
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 14 days
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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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