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ANA (antinuclear antibodies) Screen, reflex to Titer and Pattern


TEST DIRECTORY
Test Name
ANA (antinuclear antibodies) Screen, reflex to Titer and Pattern
Alternate Names
ANA
antinuclear antibodies
Test Code
ANAscr
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Requirements
Minimum of 2.0 mL serum; alternately 2.0 mL serum from Red Top tube
Supplies for Submission
SST/Gold Top (1); alternately Red Top (1)
Specimen Collection
  1. Label serum separator tube (SST) with two identifiers. Acceptable identifiers include patient’s name, date of birth, social security number, requisition number, and medical record number.
  2. Allow SST contents to clot in an upright position for at least 30 minutes (60 minutes for Red Top tube).
    • SST specimen - centrifuge within 2 hours of collection and refrigerate.
    • Red Top specimen - centrifuge within 2 hours of collection, transfer serum to a plastic transport tube labelled appropriately and as Red Top serum, and refrigerate.
Storage Requirements
Refrigerated
GENERAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
CPT Code
86038, add 86039 if reflex