Specimen Requirements

Title

ANA (REFLEX TO TITER AND PATTERN)

Specimen Requirement

1-SST/1.0mL serum

Methodology

Stability

Room Temperature 4 days, Refrigerated 7 days

Reference Range

By Report

Turnaround

3 days

Clinical Use

Screening test for the detection of antibodies to nuclear antigens. Over 96% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have values above 7.5 IU/mL. Less than 3-4% of healthy patients display ANA concentrations of 7.5 IU/mL or higher.

Test Code

ANAQ