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ANA Screen, IFA with Reflex to Titer and Pattern, IFA

Test Code

249

CPT Code(s)

86038

Includes

If ANA Screen, IFA is positive, ANA Titer and Pattern will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86039).

Preferred Specimen(s)

1 mL Serum collected in Separator tube (SST® - plastic only)

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Alternative Specimen(s)

1 mL Serum collected in a Red-top tube (no gel)

Collection Instructions

Samples that have gross hemolysis, lipemia, or icterus are unacceptable; however, transport at room temperature is acceptable. 

Specimen Container

Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 4 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153

Setup Schedule

Mon.-Sat., a.m.; Report available: Next Day

Reference Range(s)

ANA Screen Negative
ANA Titer  
<1:40 Negative
1:40-1:80 Low antibody level
>1:80 Elevated antibody level

Clinical Significance

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.

LOINC®' Code(s)

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NOTE: The codes listed in the table below are not orderable Test Codes.

Result
Code
Result NameLOINC CodeComponent Name
18167AANA Titer8061-4Nuclear Ab
18167BANA Pattern13068-2Nuclear Ab pattern
38318AANA Screen, IFA42254-3Nuclear Ab

Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

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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