SSB (La) (ENA) ANTIBODY, IgG

Mnemonic

SSB

Synonym

anti-Sjögren Syndrome B - anti-SSB - Anti-SSB (La) (ENA) Antibody - Sjogren's Antibody - SSB (La) - Anti-La

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one gold (SST) or 7.0 mL red top tube.

Handling

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

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL serum

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL (whole blood 1.2 mL minimum draw)

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

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

Stability

Ambient (18-26°C): 48 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 14 days; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 1 year

Testing Information

Note

This test can be ordered as a panel with all seven ENA’s or individually. 

Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Reported

3-5 days

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Reference Values

Reference Values

< 20 CU                              Negative
≥ 20 CU                              Positive          
 

CPT Codes

86235

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:53 AM