Antinuclear Antibody (ANA) Screen

CPT Code(s):

  • 86038

Preferred Specimen:

1 mL serum

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Transport Container:

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube (SST). (If a red-top tube is used, transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube.)

Transport Temperature Name:

Room Temperature

Specimen Stability Components:

  • Room Temperature: 7 days
  • Refrigerated: 7 days

Testing Schedule:

2-3 days per week

Methodology:

ELISA

Reference Range:

Interpretation Negative: <0.9Interpretation Equivocal: 0.9-1.1Interpretation Positive: >1.1

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