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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):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.
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, insufficient 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.