Test directory: Anti-Nuclear Ab, Serum

Ordering Code467
Test NameAnti-Nuclear Ab, Serum
AliasANA
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerSerum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume1 mL
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 8 Hours
Refrigerated: 3 Days
Frozen: 1 Month
Frozen samples should be thawed only once.
Rejection CriteriaSpecimen older than stability limits, Grossly hemolyzed,
Grossly Lipemic, Insufficient quantity
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 2 Days
MethodologyIndirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Anti-Nuclear Ab, SerumALL= or < 40= or < 40