Abbrev Code:MI2   
Order Code:LAB4399Order Name:Anti-MI2
Synonyms:Mi-2 Autoantibodies
Methodology:Radioimmunoprecipitation assay
CPT Codes: 86235 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 8-18 days.
Special Instructions:Separate serum from cells within 4 hours of collection.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:6 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Red or gold (gel)

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 4 hours of collection 3 mL, 1 mL minimum. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:7 days at room temperature; 14 days refrigerated; 2 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Quest Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:17172


Reference Range:Not detected.
Use:Assessment of Dermatomyositis (DM).

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