Collect in a plain red top or SST tube.
Separate serum from cells immediately by centrifugation and aliquot into a polypropylene or similar plastic tube.
Preferred volume: 1 mL serum
Minimum Volume: 0.5mL serum
Plasma, lipemic, grossly hemolyzed, microbially contaminated specimens, or specimens with visible particulates should not be used.
Frozen. Send serum Priority Overnight via FedEx and in a well insulated container on dry ice.
Up to 8 hours ambient or 48 hours refrigerated at 2-8°C. Freeze at or below -20°C for longer storage or shipping.
ANA must be ordered with ENADNA.
If the ANA result is negative, the ENADNA (ANA Profile and DSDNA) will be automatically credited.
Profile includes RNP/SM complex, Anti SM, Anti SSA, Anti SSB and Anti DSDNA.
Only the SSA, SASB and DSDNA components may be ordered separately.
Mon and Fri
ELISA and IFA
Profile set up Monday
DSDNA set up Fririday
7 day turn around
Immunology Lab - Diagnostic
ELISA (ANA Profile);IFA (ANA Profile);ENADNA (ANA Profile)
ANA, SSAB, SSBB, SCL70
Weak Positive 20-39
Moderate Positive 40-80
Strong Positive >80 units