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Test Directory / Extractable nuclear antigen screen and profile

Extractable nuclear antigen screen and profile

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TestExtractable nuclear antigen screen and profile
Common AbbreviationsENA / ENAS
ProfilePerformed if ANA is positive, or disease specific antigens requested. Please note: if Myositis is suspected, please request myositis screen.
Clinical IndicationExtractaclbe Nuclear antigens are associated with connective tissue diseases
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeSerum
Minimum Volume5 ml
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
StabilityNo laboratory stability studies available. Antibodies in serum are typically stable for at least 7 days when stored between 2-8 degrees
Turnaround Time7 days
Reference IntervalPositive/Negative
LimitationsThe assay should not be performed on grossly haemolysed or grossly lipaemic samples. Only serum samples will be accepted
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