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Anti-Smith/RNP (SM/RNP) Antibodies

Test Name:Anti-Smith/RNP (SM/RNP) Antibodies
Epic Order Code:LAB5125
CPT Code:86235  
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 2 weeks. If longer storage is required, store and transport at -20° C for up to 1 year.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient volume, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:< 20 IU = Negative, 20 - 24.9 IU = Borderline, > 25 IU = Positive
Additional Information:Test included in ANA Panel, positive ANA, Reflex and ANA, Reflex to ENA