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ANCA (VASCULITIS/WEG/RPGN) BLOOD (ANC)

Department: Immunology
Test Synonym(s): ANC, Anti Neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibodies
CPT Codes: 86255
Methodology: Indirect immunofluorescence and ELISA
Reference Range: Negative
Tube Type: Red top (clot activator with gel) or red top (no gel)
Specimen: Serum
Alternate Specimen: None
Pediatric Requirements: 2 mL of whole blood
Volume: 5 mL
Minimum Volume: 2 mL of whole blood
Temperature: Refrigerate within 2 hours
Stability: Refrigerated: 5 days
Reasons for Rejection: Drawn in any anticoagulant
Days Performed: Monday - Friday
Times Performed: Morning
TAT: 24 hours for slide test part
Special Instructions: All slide results will be followed up with additional testing: Anti-MPO and Anti-PR3 by ELISA. Previously tested positive specimens will be followed up with specific Antibody (Anti-MPO or Anti-PR3) only.

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