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Semiquantitative result of IgG class antibodies
1 - 3 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Hemolysis; icterus; lipemia; bacterial contamination
Evaluate patients suspected of having polymyositis, dermatomyositis, or polymyositis-scleroderma overlap syndrome
Multiplex flow immunoassay
Anti-Jo-1 antibodies are present in approximately 20% to 30% of patients with adult-onset polymyositis syndromes. They are present in >65% of patients with both myositis and interstitial lung disease. In such patients, the presence of anti-Jo-1 antibodies may be predictive of a response to steroid treatment. Testing for ANAs is not adequate for the detection of anti-Jo-1 antibodies.
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