ANAchoice™ Screen with Reflex to Titer, IFA (IFAANA)

Message
If ANAchoice™ Screen is positive, ANA Titer and Pattern (CPT code(s): 86039) will be performed at an additional charge.

Test Code
LAB2494

Quest Code
249

Alias/See Also
IFAANA


CPT Codes
86038

Includes
If ANA Screen, IFA is positive, then ANA Titer and Pattern will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86039).

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum in gold top tube

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plain red top tube

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 • Microbial contamination may interfere

Methodology
Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Setup Schedule
Day shift Monday-friday

Report Available
4 days

Reference Range
ANA Screen Negative
  ANA Titer  
  <1:40 Negative
  1:40-1:80 Low antibody level
  >1:80 Elevated antibody level


Clinical Significance
Antinuclear antibodies are associated with rheumatic diseases including Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE), mixed connective tissue disease, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, polymyositis, CREST syndrome, and neurologic SLE.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics - South Region




The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.