Test Details

Mnemonic

CARDA

Ordering Code

3006005

CPT-4 Code(s)

86147

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 or lipemic specimens, plasma
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Stability

Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 14 days
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Methodology

Enzyme Linked Immunoassay
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Reference Range

<12 APL: Absent or none detected
12 - 19 APL: Inconclusive
20 - 80 APL: Moderate positive
>80 APL: High Positive
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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