RNP Antibody
Label Mnemonic: RNP
Epic Lab Code: LAB1249
Downtime Form: A-1a General Laboratory Requisition
Chemistry
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
Plasma
Collection Medium:
Plasma Separator Tube 4.5 mL
Alternate Collection Media:
Call laboratory for additional acceptable specimen collection containers.
Minimum:
3.0 mL whole blood from light green top tube or TWO Microtainer® devices
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
3 hours (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
1.0 AI (antibody index) or less
Interpretive Data:
This test covers both RNP A and RNP 68. RNP antibodies occur in approximately 50% of patients with lupus erythematosus (LE) and may also occur in patients with other connective tissue diseases, notable mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). MCTD is characterized by high levels of RNP antibodies without detectable Smith (Sm) or double- stranded DNA antibodies.
Comments:
Assay methodology and reference ranges changed February 25, 2013.
Methodology:
Multiplex flow immunoassay
CPT Code:
86235
 
See also:
RNP Antibody, Other, Body Fluid