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7 - 14 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.
0.5 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
Sterile transport tube
Collect cerebrospinal fluid in sterile transport tube.
Refrigerate or freeze.
Grossly hemolyzed, bacterial contamination, lipemic, icteric, incorrect specimen types
ANA are commonly found in a variety of autoimmune diseases. Antibody frequency increases with age in apparently healthy people. ANA patterns on HEp-2 slides provide only general clues about particles (chromatin, nucleosomes, and spliceosomes). ANA patterns (other than centromere pattern) are not reliably correlated with the presence of specific antibodies and must be further evaluated by EIA using individual ENA antigens.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)
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