Centromere Antibody, IgG


Abbrev Code:CNTIGG   
Order Code:LAB6340Order Name:Centromere Antibody IgG
Synonyms:Anti-centromere Antibody; Centromere B
Methodology:Fluorescent enzyme immunoassay
CPT Codes: 86235 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed twice weekly; results are reported within 4 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.9 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Severely lipemic or hemolyzed specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells ASAP. Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.35 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator up to 14 days.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Endocrine  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:
Negative Less than 7.0 U/mL
Positive Greater than 10 U/mL
 
Use:Diagnosis of systemic autoimmune disease.


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