If antibody is positive the titer, considered medically appropriate, will be reflexed resulting in additional charges.
Antinuclear antibodies are present in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Scleroderma, Liver Disease, Drug Induced Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Methodology: Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)
Specimen Requirements: 1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 0.5 mL of serum). Centrifuge SST 30 minutes after draw. Refrigerate specimen after collection.
Days Set Up: Monday through Friday