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ANA Ab w/Reflex

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Immunology

Test ID/Workstation :
Specimen Type:
Tube Type:
Red top (no anticoagulant) tube
Collection Volume:
Collect 6.5 mL
Cause for Rejection:
Hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric specimen; insufficient quantity; drawn in incorrect tube.
Mon, Wed, Fri
Immunofluorescence (IFA) w/ reflex to Multiplex Flow Immunoassays
Special Instructions:
Serum samples should not be heat inactivated as this may cause false positive results. If ANA Ab by IFA is positive, then the specimen is reflexed to include ANA titer and pattern, Anti-Smith Antigen IgG (SMIT), Anti-Ribonucleoprotein IgG (RNPAN), Anti-SSA/Ro and Anti-SSB/La IgG (ENA2) and Anti-double-stranded DNA antibodies (NDNAB).
24-72 hours for screen results plus an additional 48-72 hours for reflex test results if indicated
Additional Info:
Reference Value: <1:40 Negative; > or = 1:40 Positive
CPT Code:
Antinuclear antibody profile
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