Anti-Retinal Antibodies by Western Blot
Label Mnemonic: RETWB
Epic Lab Code: LAB7570
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Serum
Specimen Instructions:
Include clinical history and referring physician information (name & phone number) with specimen. NOTE: Without this information, testing cannot be completed.
Collection Medium:
and
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator) Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: Submit TWO red top tubes to yield 5 mL serum.
Absolute Minimum: 3 mL serum in a red top tube
Turn Around Time:
3-5 weeks upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
An interpretive report will be faxed or mailed under separate cover.
Comments:
This mailout test requires pathologist approval for orders during inpatient encounters. Mailouts staff will not process order without approval. The pathologist covering mailouts approval can be reached at pager #5379. If approval is given, the name of the pathologist can be selected in the drop-down menu to the right of the approval warning in Epic when ordering the test.

Please print, complete and submit the OHSU Laboratory Testing Requisition to the lab, with the specimen and the A-1a Miscellaneous Request.
Methodology:
Western Blot (WB)
CPT Code:
84182