ANTI-GRANULOCYTE ANTIBODY

Mnemonic

MISC

Guidelines

Direct assay for autoantibodies attached to patient granulocytes, to help diagnose autoimmune neutropenia.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Whole blood, one 5.0 mL green (sodium heparin) top tube

Handling

Do not refrigerate, send blood at room temperature. Recent Complete Blood Count (CBC) must accompany specimen.

Minimum Volume

5.0 mL

Transport

Room temperature

Stability

Room temperature: 24 hours from draw time

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Method

Flow Cytometry

Referral Lab

OHSU

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

86021

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:59 AM