Recombx CAR (Anti-Recoverin) Autoantibody

Abbrev Code:CARABY   
Order Code:LAB6927Order Name:Recombx TM CAR (Anti-Recoverin) Aby
Methodology:Automated Nanoliter Scale Immunoassay
CPT Codes: 83520 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 3-5 days.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood or CSF
Optimal Volume:4 mL blood, 2 mL CSF
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL blood, 0.5 mL CSF
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Plastic leakproof container, sterile, Sterile tube, Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Serum must be separated from whole blood within 48 hours of collection.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Do not centrifuge CSF, Aliquot 2 mL; 0.5 mL minimum into a standard transport tube. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:3 days at room temperature; 28 days refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Athena Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:4684


Reference Range:
CSF <1:1
Serum <1:50
Use:Anti-recoverin antibodies can be detected in patients with cancer-associated retinopathy (CAR). This semi-quantitative assay may be useful in monitoring therapeutic responses in select cases.

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