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ANA (ANA)

Department: Immunology
Test Synonym(s): ANA, Anti Nuclear Antibody
CPT Codes: 86038
Methodology: Indirect Immunofluorescence
Reference Range: Negative
Tube Type: Red top SST (Clot activator with gel) or red top (no gel)
Specimen: Serum or plasma
Alternate Specimen: Light green top PST (Lithium Heparin with gel)
Pediatric Requirements: 1 mL whole blood
Volume: 5 mL
Minimum Volume: 1 mL whole blood
Temperature: Refrigerate within 2 hours
Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days
Reasons for Rejection: Serum not separated within 6 hours
Days Performed: Monday - Friday
Times Performed: Mornings
TAT: 24 hours
Significance: ANA is considered a screening test only.
Special Instructions: Follow-up testing is only performed when requested by physician.

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