Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Antinuclear Antibody

Synonyms
ANA

CMH Lab Section
Immunology

Specimen Requirements
1.5 ml of blood in a red top w/ yellow ring gel tube

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
Batched testing performed Tuesdays & Thursdays

Processing Instructions
Centrifuge and refrigerate serum

Methodology
IFA, ELISA

Ranges
Negative: ≤ 0.9
Equivocal: 0.91 to 1.09
Positive: ≥ 1.10

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