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ANA Screen, IFA with Reflex to Titer and Pattern, IFA
If ANA Screen, IFA is positive, then ANA Titer and Pattern will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86039).
1 mL serum
Plastic screw-cap vial
Room temperature: 4 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days
Gross hemolysis • Grossly lipemic • Microbial contamination may interfere
Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)
|Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute|
|14225 Newbrook Drive|
|Chantilly, VA 20153|
Set up: Mon-Sat a.m.; Report available: Next day
|1:40-1:80||Low antibody level|
|>1:80||Elevated antibody level|
Antinuclear antibodies are associated with rheumatic diseases including Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE), mixed connective tissue disease, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, polymyositis, CREST syndrome, and neurologic SLE.
The Result and LOINC information listed below should not be used for electronic interface maintenance with Quest Diagnostics. Please contact the Quest Diagnostics Connectivity Help Desk for more information at 800-697-9302.NOTE: The codes listed in the table below are not orderable Test Codes.
|Result Name||LOINC Code||Component Name|
|18167A||ANA Titer||5048-4||Nuclear Ab|
|18167B||ANA Pattern||13068-2||Nuclear Ab pattern|
|38318A||ANA Screen, IFA||42254-3||Nuclear Ab|
Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.
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LOINC assignment is based on a combination of test attributes, including the method used by the performing laboratory. For tests not performed by Quest Diagnostics, codes are assigned by the performing laboratory.
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