Sjogren's Antibody (SS-A)

Test Code
38568

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
Sjögren's Antibodies (SS-B) is detected in approximately 15% of patients with Sjögren's Syndrome. Sjögren's Antibody (SS-B) is present only if Sjögren's Antibody (SS-A) is also detected. The presence of both antibodies (SS-A and SS-B) strengthen the diagnosis of Sjögren's Syndrome and conveys prognostic information.

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



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