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Anti-Endomysial Antibody,Total IgG and IgA Titer

Components

Name Method Department Units
Endomysial Antibody, IgG IgA Titer Immunofluorescent assay
CMI, Immunology Titer

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3.5 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 1 week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Ship entire specimen to laboratory refrigerated
  • Collect by venipuncture
  • Allow to clot completely at room temperature
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3.5 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 1 week(s)
Frozen - 12 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Collect by venipuncture
  • Allow to clot completely at room temperature
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • Centrifuge, remove plasma/serum and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Capillary specimen
  • Wrong collection tube
  • Gross hemolysis
  • Gross lipemia
  • Bacterial contamination

Comments

The Reference range is Titer less than 1:2.5 (TTL2F)

This tests detects Total IgG and IgA antibodies but DOES NOT differentiate between them.

CPT Code

  • 86256