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Anti-DNA Antibody, Double Stranded

Test Name:Anti-DNA Antibody, Double Stranded
Epic Order Code:LAB648
CPT Code:86225  
Specimen(s) Type:Serum, 1.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Tops are gold and red
Testing Schedule:Tests performed daily Monday-Friday
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
 Routine: 48-72 hours
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain by standard collection procedures. Full tube required.
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 5 days. If longer storage is required, store and transport at -20° C for up to 6 months.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient volume, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:< 25 IU = Negative; 25-30 IU = Borderline Positive; 30-60 IU = Low Positive; 60-200 IU = Positive; > 200 IU = Strong Positive
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