Centromere B Antibody

Test Code
ACENT(16088)

Quest Code
16088

CPT Codes
86235

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

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
Mon-Sat

Report Available
1 to 3 Day(s)

Limitations
As many as 15% of health controls may have low or slightly elevated antibody levels.

Reference Range
<1.0 AI Negative

Clinical Significance
Centromere B Antibody is diagnostic for the form of scleroderma known as CREST (calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal immotility, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia).

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
33608 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2042



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