Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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SCL 70 ANTIBODY

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3034         Geisinger Epic ID: 15192

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
0.5 mL aliquot serum; minimum 0.2 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge and submit 0.5 mL aliquot of serum. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature (stable 8 hours) and frozen specimens also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 hours. 2-8°C: 48 hours. Frozen: 6 months.
Rejection criteria:
Stabilitity limit exceeded. Specimen grossly hemolyzed.

TEST DETAILS
Interpretation guide:
Normal range/negative < 20
Weak Positive 20-39
Moderate Positive 40-80
Strong Positive > 80
CPT code(s):
86235
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
SCL 70 antibody.
Methodology:
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Synonyms:
Scleroderma antibodies, SCL 70 antibody, SCL70
Anti-ENA (Anti-Extractable Nuclear Antigen)
Clinical significance:
A positive SCL-70 antibody can be used in conjunction with other laboratory tests and clinical findings to aid in the diagnosis of scleroderma.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Stacy Kenyon, PhD, DABCC
   
Review Date: 11/27/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Immunology
Technical Lead: Kathy Hurst
Frequency: Two days per week, 1st shift.
Performed stat? No
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