Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum, one gold (SST) or 7.0 mL red top tube.
Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum – SST: 30 minutes, red top tubes: 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells ASAP.
Plasma, microbially contaminated, heat treated or specimens containing visible particulates. Grossly hemolyzed, grossly lipemic or icteric serum should not be used.
Room Temp (18-26’C) 8 hours, Refrigerated (2-8’C) 48 hours, Frozen (<-20’C) 1 year
This test can be ordered as a panel with all seven ENA’s or individually.
< 20 CU Negative
≥ 20 CU Positive
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