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9746M
MYOCARDIAL ANTIBODIES, SERUM

Test Code 9746M 
Test MYOCARDIAL ANTIBODIES, SERUM 
Methodology Indirect Immunofluorescence 
Description Useful for evaluating patients suspected of having post cardiotomy or post mycardial infarction syndromes, and for evaluating patients suspected of having inflammatory cardiomyopathy 
Specimen Draw blood in either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 0.5 mL (minimum: 0.2 mL) of serum refrigerated in a screw-capped, plastic vial. 
Reference Values Negative
If positive, results are titered 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Saturday 
CPT Code(s) 86255  Fluorescent antibody; screen
86256  Fluorescent antibody; titer (if indicated)