RIBONUCLEIC PROTEIN (ENA) ANTIBODY, IgG

Mnemonic

MISC

Synonym

RNP Antibody

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0mL, gold (SST), or 7 mL red top

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum – SST: 30 minutes, red top tubes: 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL serum

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL serum (whole blood 1.2 mL minimum draw)

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Plasma, microbially contaminated, heat treated or specimens containing visible particulates. Grossly hemolyzed, grossly lipemic or icteric serum should not be used.

Stability

Room Temp (18-26°C) 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C) 48 hours; Frozen (<-20°C) 1 year

Testing Information

Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Reported

3-5 days

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

86235

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:29 AM