Anti-Retinal Antibodies by Western Blot
Label Mnemonic: RETWB
Epic code: LAB7570
Downtime form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
Specimen Instructions:
Include clinical history and referring physician information (name & phone number) with specimen. NOTE: Without this information, testing cannot be completed.
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator) Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
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.
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 Ocular Immunology Laboratory, Oregon Health & Science University Test Requisition from Mayo Medical Laboratories with the specimen.
Western Blot (WB)
CPT Code: