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Anti Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody

Components

Name Method Department Units
Anti Neut Cytoplasmic Ab Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Send Out Negative or Positive

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1.5 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1.5 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1.5 mL
Stability

Frozen - 1 month(s)
Refrigerated - 48 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Comments

This is not the same as "Neutrophil (Granulocyte) ABS". Quantitation and pattern (CANCA/PANCA) is performed if positive.

CPT Code

  • 86038