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SPECIFIC ANA PROFILE (ANP)

Department: Immunology
Test Synonym(s): ANP, ENA
Test Components: Smith, SSA, SSB, SCL-70, Sm/RNP
CPT Codes: 86235
Methodology: Elisa
Reference Range: Negative
Tube Type: Red top (clot activator with gel) or red top (no gel)
Specimen: Blood
Alternate Specimen: None
Pediatric Requirements: 1 mL
Volume: 5 mL
Minimum Volume: 1 mL
Temperature: Refrigerate, separate and freeze serum
Stability: Serum must be frozen within 48 hours
Reasons for Rejection: Drawn in any anticoagulant
Days Performed: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Times Performed: Morning
TAT: Up to 7 days (if test needs repeating could take up to 14 days)
Special Instructions: This panel of specific anti-nuclear antigens is designed, in most cases,
to be performed in the context of a positive ANA result.
For a reflex testing panel that tests this group of antibodies only after first confirming
ANA positivity, please considering ordering the ANA survey (ANS) instead of this test.
Click here for ANA Survey test information.

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