RNP Antibody [19887]

Message
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Test Code
RNPAB


Alias/See Also
19887


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 Negative AI


Clinical Significance
RNP Antibodies have been associated with Mixed Connective Tissue disease.


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



Last Updated: December 6, 2021


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