ANTI-NEUTROPHILIC CYTOPLASMIC ANTIBODY

Synonyms: ANCA; Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies
Computer Code: (ANCASB)
Specimen Collection: 3 mL whole blood (gold top preferred, red top acceptable).
Minimum Volume: 2 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, remove serum, refrigerate. Min 0.5 mL serum.
Reference Values: Normal: Titer less than 20
Lab Code: SI
Requisition: SEROL
Test Frequency: 2/week
Routine TAT: 3-4 days
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): 86255 (screen), 86256 (titer)
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII