Rheumatology Profile

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

RHEUM PROF

TEST INFORMATION:

Profile includes C3, C4, RF, ANA.  Tests available individually.

DAYS PERFORMED:

C3, C4, RF - Daily, 24 hours

ANA SCRN - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

TURNAROUND TIME:

1-3 days

CONTAINER TYPE:

Red top tube - 10 mL or SST tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

10 mL blood (5 mL serum)

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Hemolysis

MINIMUM VOLUME:

5 mL blood (2.5 mL serum)

REFERENCE RANGE: See Table
METHODOLOGY:

Turbidometric, EIA, IFA

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Positive ANA Screens by EIA are reflexed to ANA titer, DNA, ENA, SSA/B