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ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODIES, IFA
Number 7580
CPT Code 86038
Alias ANA TITER AND PATTERN
Specimen Container SST
Specimen Type Serum
Turn Around Time 
Days Performed 
Reference Range Negative
Alternate Specimen Red Top
Volume 1 mL Serum
Stability Ambient 7 Days
Stability Refrigerated 7 Days
Stability Frozen 7 Days
Patient Preparation 
Methodology 

Indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA)

Limitations 

Males and females older than 80 years of age have a 50% incidence of low titer ANA. Various medications can induce a “lupoid” condition and elevated ANA titers. Usually, the titer decreases following removal of the drug.

Rejection Criteria 

Hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination

Additional Instructions 
Performing Laboratory Reference Laboratory
TagsANA TITER, ANA-HEP2

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