Centromere Antibody

Last Modified: 2/3/2020 7:57:05 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements:

 1.0 mL Serum in an SST Gold Top Tube

Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 8 hrs Ambient
2 days Refrigerated
28 days Frozen

Do not transport Frozen.

Specimen to be transported Refrigerated to PRMC within 48 hours of collection to be frozen by Immunology department to maintain specimen integrity until testing occurs.
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis; grossly lipemic, grossly icteric
Reference Range:

< 20 Units

Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: EIA
Clinical Significance: A positive result indicates the presence of Centromere antibodies and suggests the possibility of CREST Syndrome.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 7 days
Days Performed: Friday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: CENT
EPIC Test Code: IMO74
Alternate Test Names: Anti Centromere Antibodies; Anti-Centromere ; Centromere B Antibody
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 86235

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