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  • Anti-Nuclear Antibodies (ANA)

    Test Name:Anti-Nuclear Antibodies (ANA)
    Epic Order Code:LAB147
    CPT Code:86038  
    Specimen(s) Type:Serum, 1.0 mL
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:Batch testing; performed 2 - 3 times per week.
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
     Routine: 48 - 72 hours
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain by standard collection procedures.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Client:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C within 24 hours. If longer storage is required, store and transport at -20° C.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficent volume, incorrect/delay in transport, hemolysis, lipemia.
    Reference Range:< 1.0 IU = Negative; > 1.0 IU = Positive; > 3.0 IU = Strongly Positive
    Additional Information:Test included in ANA panel and ANA, Reflex.