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PM SCL ANTIBODY
1 ML SERUM COLLECTED IN A RED-TOP TUBE (NO GEL)
PLASTIC SCREW-CAP VIAL
ROOM TEMPERATURE: 7 DAYS
REFRIGERATED: 14 DAYS
FROZEN: 30 DAYS
SERUM SEPARATOR TUBES (SST)
LABORATORY DEVELOPED TEST (LDT)
THIS TEST WAS DEVELOPED AND ITS ANALYTICAL PERFORMANCE
CHARACTERISTICS HAVE BEEN DETERMINED BY QUEST DIAGNOSTICS
NICHOLS INSTITUTE, SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA. IT HAS NOT BEEN
CLEARED OR APPROVED BY THE FDA. THIS ASSAY HAS BEEN
VALIDATED PURSUANT TO THE CLIA REGULATIONS AND IS USED FOR
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS/NICHOLS SJC
33608 ORTEGA HWY
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO CA 92675-2042
SCLERODERMA MAY BE LOCALIZED OR DIFFUSE (PROGRESSIVE
SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS [PSS]) AND MAY INVOLVE SKIN,
GASTROINTESTINAL TRACTS, LUNGS, VASCULAR AND CARDIAC
SYSTEMS, AND KIDNEYS. PM-1 (PM-SCL) ANTIBODY IS PRESENT
IN APPROXIMATELY ONE-FOURTH OF PATIENTS WITH THE
POLYMYOSITIS/SCLERODERMA OVERLAP SYNDROME, 8% OF
PATIENTS WITH POLYMYOSITIS ALONE AND 2-5% OF PATIENTS
WITH SCLERODERMA ALONE.
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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