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Test Compendium

3402: ANAFLEX W/O IFA

Test Code

  • 3402

Test Synonym

  • ANA CASCADE, ANA FLEX, ANTINUCLEAR AB

Volume

  • 1 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 0.5 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum

Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum, Plain Red Top Tube

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 3 days

Special Instructions

  • 3 mL serum. If the ANA screen is positive the test will reflex in 3 stages to the following; Stage 1 includes SM/RNP,RNP,SM Ab,Chromatin,DNA-ds. Stage 2 reflexes from Stage 1 and includes SS-A IgG,SS-B IgG,Jo-1, and Scl-70. Stage 3 reflexes from Stage 2 and includes Ribosomal P protein Ab and Centromere Ab.

Specimen Stability

  • 7 days, 7 days 2-8°C

Reference Range

  • Fasting Sex Message Lines Ref Ranges Unit of Measure
    Negative