Anti-Nuclear Antibody IFA
ANA IFA - ANA - Antinuclear Antibodies - Antinuclear Antibody - FANA - Fluorescent Antinuclear Antibodies
Test performed by specific request only. For routine ANA Screen order ANA ELISA Screen Reflex IFA (ANA R-IFA)
Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum, one gold (SST) top tube
Allow blood tube to clot for 30 minutes. Centrifuge and separate serum from cells immediately. Pour serum into a plastic tube.
0.3 mL serum (whole blood 0.6 mL minimum draw)
Refrigerated if arrival in the Legacy Central Laboratory is within 48 hours. Freeze if transport requires longer than 48 hours.
Plasma and other body fluids; severely lipemic or bacterially contaminated specimens
Refrigerated (2-10°C): 1 week; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 2 months
24-72 hours, unless titer is indicated
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA) using Human Epithelioid Cells (Hep-2)
Positive screens will be titered at additional charge. Interpretation provided for specific ANA patterns reported.
86038 ANA; if reflexed, add 86039 ANA titer
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