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Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic Antibody

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TestAnti-neutrophil cytoplasmic Antibody
Common AbbreviationsANCA
ProfileAnti Myeloperoxidase antibody (MPO) and anti-Proteinase 3 antibody also performed along with ANCA
Clinical IndicationRapidly progressive glomerular nephritis; pulmonary haemorrhage. Small vessel vasculitis.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeSerum
Minimum Volume5 ml
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
Stability14 days
Turnaround Time7 Days. Please note if result is required urgently, contact immunology laboratory directly (mon-fri, 8.30-5)
Reference IntervalNegative or positive (Plus staining pattern of cytoplasmic c-ANCA or perinuclear p-ANCA).
LimitationsThe assay should not be performed on grossly haemolysed or grossly lipaemic samples.
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