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Heart Antibody

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic HRT
Specimen Requirements

1 x 4 mL red top tube, NOT SST

Minimum 2 mL serum

Specimen Handling PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge, pour off, and transport serum on ice 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
Testing Location Hamilton Reference Lab
Testing Frequency 2 weeks
Alternate Name(s) Anti-Heart Antibody; Heart Muscle Antibody
Reference Interval