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Anti-IgA Antibody

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic MISCREFBL

Misc Ref Test Name field: Anti-IgA
Specimen Requirements 1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube

1 mL serum
Specimen Handling PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge, pour off, and transport serum to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Extra-regional:
Centrifuge, pour off, and freeze serum prior to transport to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.
Additional Information Note: if testing is due to a transfusion reaction, the specimen should be drawn a minimum of 10 days after the reaction.  Testing performed on serum drawn immediately after a reaction may be falsely negative.  Transfused IgA may deplete anti-IgA antibodies.
Testing Location Quest Diagnostics
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval