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PARANEOPLASTIC ANTIBODIES (PCCA/ANNA) BY IFA WITH REFLEX TO TITER AND WESTERN BLOT - ARUP

Mnemonic

PNPABR

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST)

Handling

Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer serum to an aliquot tube.

Preferred Volume

2.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.75 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, or lipemic specimens

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year

Testing Information

Note

PCCA/ANNA antibodies are screened by IFA. If the IFA screen is positive at 1:10, then a specific titer (PCCA or ANNA) and Western Blot will be added. Additional charges apply.

Performed

Wed

Reported

2-11 days

Method

Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody/Qualitative Western Blot

Referral Lab

ARUP (2007961)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

86255; if reflexed add 86256 and 83516

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:28 AM


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