ANTI-NUCLEAR ANTIBODY (ANA) SCREEN (HEp2-SUBSTRATE), IFA

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Spin, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed, icteric or lipemic specimens

Methodology
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

Stability
Room Temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Screen: Negative. Positive screen results will be reflexed to ANA titer.
Titer: <1:160

Performed
Screen: Sunday-Friday; Titer: Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time1 day
Test CodesANA
30-00189
CPT-4 Code (s)
86038 (screen), (plus 86039 if titered at an additional charge)
LOINC Codes
Titer   33253-6  
Screen   59069-5  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory