ARTHRITIS PANEL 2 WITH URIC ACID

Mnemonic

ARTH2

Includes

ESR (SED RATE), RHEUMATOID FACTOR, ANA, URIC ACID

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

One 4ml Lavender, 1 SST

Handling

For ANA and Uric Acid, allow to clot, centrifuge, and immediately separate into a plastic vial. Refrigerate. Freeze = -20° C if specimen cannot be tested within 7 days. Allow no more than three freeze/thaw cycles.

Preferred Volume

4 ML LAVENDER, 3 ML SST

Minimum Volume

2 ML LAVENER, 1.5 ML SST

Rejection Criteria

Specimen age; clotted or frozen specimen; marked hemolysis.

Stability

ESR- 4 hours

Testing Information

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

ANA: <1:40 URIC ACID: Female: 2.4-5.7 mg/dL Male: 3.4-7.0 mg/dL RA: Negative ESR 0-49 years Female 0-20 mm/hr Male 0-15 mm/hr 50-84 years Female 0-30 mm/hr Male 0-20 mm/hr >=85 years Female 0-42 mm/hr Male 0-30 mm/hr

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:00 AM