Test Details

Mnemonic

ASCA

Ordering Code

3017360

CPT-4 Code(s)

86671 x 2

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)
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Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum frozen 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

Frozen
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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

Negative: 0 - 20 Units
Equivocal: 20.1 - 24.9
Positive: ≥25
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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