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ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODIES (ANA), SERUM

Test Code ANAS 
Test ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODIES (ANA), SERUM 
Methodology Indirect Immunofluorescence 
Description Useful for diagnosis of autoimmune diseases 
Specimen Draw blood in a plain red-top or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 1.0 mL (minimum: 0.5 mL) of serum refrigerated in a screw-capped, plastic vial. If specimen will not arrive within 2 days of draw, send specimen FROZEN in plastic vial on dry ice. 
Reference Values < 1: 160 - not significant; if positive, result will be titered to endpoint at an additional charge 
Analytic Time 1 - 3 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 86038  Screen
86039  Titer if appropriate