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ENA (SSA, SSB)

Components

Name Method Department Units
ENA (SSA, SSB) Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
CMI, Immunology Units

Battery Members

ESSA, ESSB

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 8 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 48 hour(s)
Frozen - indefinite day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Allow specimen to clot for one hour at room temperature
  • Centrifuge, remove serum and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Plasma unacceptable
  • Frozen whole blood
  • Wrong collection tube
  • Capillary specimen
  • Bacterial contamination
  • Heat treated specimen
  • Gross hemolysis
  • Gross lipemia

Comments

Includes Sjogren syndromes A(Ro) and B(La) antibodies.

Positive results are answered with Units.

For results interpretation, consultation with Rheumatology is suggested.

CPT Code

  • 86235 (x2)