Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  


Sunquest Test Code:
SJOPAN      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: SJOPAN         Geisinger Epic ID: 44056

Specimen type:
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1.0 mL serum; minimum 0.5 mL
Special notes:
Either serum separator tube (SST) or nonserum separator (plain) tube acceptable.

Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge and submit 1 mL serum 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature (stable 8 hours) and frozen specimens also acceptable
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 hours. Refrigerated 2-8°C: 4 days (96 hours). Frozen: 6 months.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen stability exceeded; specimen grossly hemolyzed

Reference interval:
ANA <1:40; SSA <20.0; SSB <20.0
CPT code(s):
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:
ANA titer and pattern with reflex to a SSA SSB if ANA is positive.
Indirect Immunofluorescent Antibody (IFA)
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Sjogren's syndrome
Clinical significance:
The presence of ANA antibodies in correlation with clinical findings and other laboratory tests such as SS-A and SS-B can aid in the diagnosis of certain rheumatic diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and related connective tissue diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Stacy Kenyon, PhD, DABCC
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 11/07/2018

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Immunology
Technical Lead: Kathy Hurst
Frequency: Monday-Friday
Performed stat? No
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