MDA5 Antibody

Abbrev Code:LabCorp Misc   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Synonyms:Anti-MDA-5 Ab; anti MDA5; anti-MDA5; CADM 140
Methodology:Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
CPT Codes: 83516 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 11 days.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.8 mL.  Does not permit repeat analysis.
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Grossly hemolyzed; bacterial contamination; lipemic specimen; icteric specimen; non-serum specimen types.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 1 hour of collection centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL; 0.3 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:7 days room temperature; 14 days refrigerated; 60 days frozen
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (LabCorp)
Referral Lab number:520002


Reference Range:By report.
Use:Anti-MDA5 antibodies are present in 7-35% of adult Dm. Features consist of absent or mild muscle symptoms (CADM), associated with rapidly progressive ILD, specific mucocutaneous features of skin ulcerations and papules, higher risk of oral ulcerations and arthritis.

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