Anti Ku Antibody - LG5393


Sunquest Code:LSMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Turnaround Time:Results are reported within 10-14 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (RDL)
Referral Lab number:279


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report
Use:Ku antibodies are strongly associated with systemic autoimmunity in Japanese patients in contrast to SLE (15-50%) and overlap syndromes in Americans. Ku antibodies are also found in some patients with MCTD, scleroderma, polymyositis, Graves disease and primary pulmonary hypertension.


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