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Sjogrens Syndrome B (SSB) Antibody (La)

Test Name:Sjogrens Syndrome B (SSB) Antibody (La)
Epic Order Code:LAB345  
CPT Code:86235
Specimen(s) Type:Serum, 1.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Tube tops are gold and red.
Testing Schedule:Tests are performed daily Monday-Friday.
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
 Routine: 72 hours
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Client:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C within 2 weeks. If longer storage is required, store and transport at -20° C for up to 1 year.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient volume, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:< 25 IU = Negative; 25 - 30 IU = Borderline Positive; 30 - 60 IU = Low Positive; 60 - 200 IU = Positive; > 200 IU = Strong Positive
Additional Information:Test included in ANA Panel, positive ANA, Reflex and ANA, Reflex to ENA