Anticytoplasmic Autoantibodies (ANCA)

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: ANCA
POE DESCRIPTION: ANTINEUTROPHIL CYTOPLASMIC AB; ANCA
CPT CODE:

86021 x3, 86039-90

TEST INFORMATION: Use to diagnose Wegener`s granulomatosis, microscopic polyarteritis, idiopathic glomerulonephritis, and pulmonary capillaritis; assess disease activity.
TURNAROUND TIME: 5-7 working days
CONTAINER TYPE:

Red top Vacutainer® tube or SST TM tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

7 mL blood (3 mL serum)

REJECTION CRITERIA: Excessive hemolysis, gross contamination of specimen, chylous serum, improper storage of specimen, inappropriate specimen container, insufficient specimen volume.
MINIMUM VOLUME: 4 mL blood (2 mL serum)
REFERENCE RANGE:

See Specialty Labs  - Search Test Code 1866

TEST SYNONYM(S):ANCA; P-ANCA; C-ANCA; ACPA