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Anti-Nuclear Antibody (ANA) (8000100126)
Test Mnemonic:
Specimen Requirements:
Test Included:

ANA screen; positives reflexed to ANA titer and pattern


Serum separator tube (SST)


Serum separator tube (SST)

Minimum Volume:

1-mL of serum


Refrigerate (2-8°C) up to 7 days; Samples should be frozen (<-20°C)

Specimen Preparation:

Within 2 hours of collection, centrifuge


Refrigerate (2-8°C) up to 7 days; Samples should be frozen (<-20°C)

Causes for Rejection:

Improper collection, gross hemolysis, lipemic.  Specimen container unlabeled or labeled incorrectly. No date and time of collection on requisition form.

Reference Range:


Turnaround Time:

Test is performed daily, Monday through Friday


IFA screen


Clinical Microbiology


ANA Screen; SLE Screen; Lupus Screen; Antinuclear Antibody Test

Clinical Indication:

Autoimmune disease testing

Patient Preparation :

Routine venipuncture

CPT 4 Code:



Positive screening samples are reflexed to ANA titer and pattern (8000100236)

When ordering tests for which Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement will be sought, physicians should only order tests that are medically necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of the patient. Components of the organ or disease panels may be ordered individually. The diagnostic information must substantiate all tests ordered and must be in the form of an ICD-10 code or its verbal equivalent.
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