Serum separator tube or a red top 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.
Ship within 48 hours of collection if shipping at ambient temperature.
Preferably ship samples refrigerated or frozen on dry ice in a well insulated container.
Send serum Priority Overnight via FedEx.
48 hours ambient. 7 days refrigerated, 1 year at -20C or below. Avoid repeated freeze thaw cycles.
If the DNA is ordered as part of the ANA Profile Panel (ENADNA) and the ANA is negative, the ANA Profile Panel including the DNA, will be automatically credited.
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)
Immunology Lab - Diagnostic
Titer of less than 1:10