|Methodology:||Indirect Immunofluorescence, ELISA, Sequence Specific Primers|
|Reference Range:||See reference ranges for individual tests|
|CPT Code:||86038, 86431(x3), 86255, 86235, 83891, 83894, 83912, 83898(x19)|
|Schedule / Turnaround Time:||See individual tests for scheduling and turnaround time.|
Specimen Requirements for Antibody Testing: Specimen need not be refrigerated or frozen. Collect 2-3 ml of blood in a red top or serum separator tube. Specimen Requirements for HLA DR4 & HLA B27: Specimen must be kept in ambient temperature and should not be refrigerated or frozen. Collect 5 ml of blood in a lavender top Hemogard (EDTA) tube.
Sample is stable at ambient temperature during shipment. If sample is stored prior to shipment, it is stable refrigerated (2-8˚C) up to five days and frozen (-20˚C or lower) up to one year. Sample Stability Sample is stable at ambient temperature and should be analyzed within 76 hours.
See individual tests.