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Anti-Nuclear Antibody, Reflex

Test Name:Anti-Nuclear Antibody, Reflex
Epic Order Code:LAB5052
CPT Code:86038  
Specimen(s) Type:Serum
Acceptable Container(s):Tops are gold and red
Testing Schedule:Tests performed daily Monday-Friday. 
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
 Routine: 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 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:ANA (IU): < 1.0 = Negative; > 1.0 = Positive; > 3.0 = Strongly Positive
 Anti-DNA Double Stranded (IU), Jo-1 Ab (IU), SSB Ab (IU), SSA Ab (IU), SCL-70 Ab (IU): < 25 = Negative; 25-30 = Borderline Positive; 30-60 = Low Positive; 60-200 = Positive; > 200 = Strong Positive
 SM/RNP (IU), Smith Ab (IU): < 20 = Negative, 20-24.9 = Borderline, > 25 = Positive
Additional Information:When an ANA-Reflex is ordered, if the ANA is positive the entire ANA panel will be performed.