|Methodology:||Indirect Immunofluorescence, ELISA, Western Blot confirmation if appropriate|
|Reference Range:||See reference ranges for individual tests.|
|Units:||Requested Sample Volume: 5 mL Minimum Sample Volume: 2 mL|
|CPT Code:||83516; 86255(x5) & 84181|
|Schedule / Turnaround Time:||See individual tests for scheduling and turnaround time.|
Specimen need not be refrigerated or frozen. Collect 2-3 ml of blood in a red top or serum separator tube. If possible, separate serum from clot and place into white tube provided with Immco Diagnostics’ collection kits. If separation facilities are not available, the blood can be sent in the tube used for collection.
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.
Cause for rejection:Specimens other than serum. Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric samples.