ANTI-NUCLEAR ANTIBODY (088-7260)
Synonyms: FANA, ANA Screen, Lupus Antibody, SLE Antibody
CPT 4 Code: 86038
Test Order Mnemonic: ANA
Request Form: Microbiology/Serology
Collection: Routine venipuncture, SST (serum separator tube)
Storage Instructions: Room temperature. Refrigerate if storing more than 24 hours.
Causes for Rejection: Gross hemolysis
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day in Sample Management Laboratory, Room 5.136 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: Test performed daily Monday through Friday.
Volume: 2 ml serum
Minimum Volume: 1 ml serum
Container: SST (gel barrier)
Test Method: Bio-Rad BioPlex 2200 (Multiplexing bead immunoassay)
Special Instructions: Positive screening samples are reflexed to IFA titer for titer and pattern.
Revised 6/22/2011 by T. Friloux