PCNA Antibody, IFA

Test Code
16010

CPT Codes
86255

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.3 mL

Transport Container
Transport tube

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 • Lipemia

Methodology
Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues, Fri; Report available: 4-8 days

Reference Range
Negative

Clinical Significance
Antibody to proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA Ab) may be detected in a small subpopulation (3-5%) of SLE patients. They are highly SLE-specific and are associated with higher incidence of diffuse glomerulonephritis among SLE patients.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Inst San Juan Capistrano
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130



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