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Nuclear Antibody - Blood

Source Blood
Mnemonic ANA

If test is ordered on CLS requisition, even if "Mitogen Advanced Diagnostic Lab" or "MADL" is also written on the CLS requisition, order ANA.
If test is ordered on Mitogen Advanced Diagnostics Lab requisition, refer to Mitogen Advanced Diagnostics Lab (MADL) Tests.
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube
1.5 mL serum

PSC only: 1 x 5 mL orange top RST tube is acceptable within one hour of lab closing.

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections

Specimen Handling DSC Accession: Store refrigerated.
Additional Information 1-18 years      screened at 1:40
19-150 years  screened at 1:80
Testing Location Immunochemistry
Testing Frequency Weekdays
Alternate Name(s) ANA, Anti-Centromere Antibodies, Anti-Nuclear Antibodies
Reference Interval

Negative.