Scleroderma Antibody (Scl-70)

Test Code
4942

CPT Codes
86235

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Transport Container

Plastic screw-cap vial



Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 4 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis • Grossly lipemic • Grossly icteric

Methodology
Immunoassay (IA)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Sat a.m.; Report available: Next day

Reference Range
<1.0 AI Negative

Clinical Significance
Scl-70 antibody is present in approximately 40% of patients with progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS).

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153



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