Additional Info: Antibodies to SCL-70 are a specific marker for Scleroderma and are found in 20-60% of Scleroderma patients.
Useful For: Scleroderma may be localized or diffuse [Progressive Systemic Sclerosis (PSS)] that may involve skin, gastrointestinal tracts, lungs, vascular and cardiac systems, and kidneys. SCL-70 Antibody is present in approximately 40% of patients with PSS.
Specimen Requirements: 1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 0.5 mL of serum). Centrifuge SST 30 minutes after draw. Refrigerate specimen after collection.
NOTE: Gross hemolysis, lipemia and icterus conditions may affect results.
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