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Anti-Centromere Antibody

Components

Name Method Department Units
Anti-Centromere Antibody Multiplex Flow Immunoassay
Send Out Negative or Positive

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

6 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 2 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 1 week(s)
Frozen - 2 week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate
  • Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Hemolyzed specimen

CPT Code

  • 86235