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ANA Screen, IFA with Reflex to Titer and Pattern, IFATest Code
If ANA Screen, IFA is positive, ANA Titer and Pattern will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86039).
1 mL Serum collected in Separator tube (SST® - plastic only)
Other Acceptable Specimens
1 mL Serum collected in a Red-top tube (no gel)
Samples that have gross hemolysis, lipemia, or icterus are unacceptable; however, transport at room temperature is acceptable.
Plastic screw-cap vial
Refrigerated (cold packs)
Room temperature: 4 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days
Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)
|1:40-1:80||Low antibody level|
|>1:80||Elevated antibody level|
Antinuclear antibodies are associated with rheumatic diseases including Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE), mixed connective tissue disease, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, polymyositis, CREST syndrome, and neurologic SLE.
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