Anti-Nuclear Antibody Screen and Reflex Titer by IFA
Label Mnemonic: ANAS
Epic Lab Code: LAB1256
Downtime Form: A-1a Immunopathology Requisition
Immunopathology
5238 RCP
356-2688
Specimen(s):
Serum
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
Adult and pediatric - 2 mL; red top tube
Testing Schedule:
Daily - Batch analysis performed daily excluding weekends and university holidays.
Turn Around Time:
3 days
Reference Range:
<1:80 for screen and titer
Comments:
If the screen is positive at 1:80, ANA titer will be performed. ANA screen will detect centromere and most other specificities, but may not detect Anti-SS-A-(Ro) Antibody.
Methodology:
Indirect Immunofluorescence on Hep 2 cells
CPT Code:
86038 ANA screen
86039 ANA titer