ANA REFLEX PANEL

Mnemonic

ANAR

Synonym

ANTI-NUCLEAR ANTIBODY ELISA SCREEN REFLEX IFA;

Includes

ANA specimens are screened using an ELISA assay. All specimens that screen positive or equivocal are confirmed using HEp-2 cells, and if positive, the titer and pattern will be reported.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

One SST Tube

Handling

Allow blood tube to sit for 30 minutes to clot. Centrifuge and separate serum from cells immediately. Pour serum into a plastic tube. If multiple tests are requested, please submit in separate transport tube.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.1 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Plasma and other body fluids; severely lipemic or bacterially contaminated specimens

Stability

Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen -20°C for longer storage

Testing Information

Note

If multiple tests are requested, please submit in separate transport tube.

Performed

Mon - Fri

Method

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA); Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

Referral Lab

Legacy Laboratory Services

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative

CPT Codes

86038 ANA; if reflexed, add 86039 ANA titer

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:57 AM