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ANA Antinuclear Antibodies *

SIM

21591 

CPT

86038 

Synonyms

Antinuclear antibodies; FANA 

Specimen Type

Serum 

Container

Red-top or gold-top tube

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

Volume: 1 ml.
Min. volume: 0.5 ml

Additional Information

Detects antibodies to nuclear antigens

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

Separate serum from cells if using red-top tube

Transport Requirements

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

7 days 

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination; whole blood; plasma

Reference Range

Negative: <1:80; Borderline: 1:80; Positive >1:80

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Antinuclear antibodies 

Methodology

Indirect fluorescence antibody (IFA) 

Testing Frequency

 

LCA

164947 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride 

Reviewed Date

2/5/2018

Supplemental

* Denotes reference test

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