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Anti Centromere B Antibody

Clinical System Name

Centromere B Antibody

Synonyms

A Centromere AB

Anti Centromere Level

Centromere Antibody

 

Description

This assay is used in the detection of autoantibodies to Centromere to aid in the diagnosis of autoimmune disease, typically when systemic sclerosis is suspected. The results are semi-quantitative.

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Gold SST, Red, Dark Green/Sodium Heparin, Lavendar/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 2 mL

Minimum Vol: 1 mL

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 8 C

Storage location: CPA refrigerator, FrigF rack

 

Off-site collection: Aliquot 1 mL serum/plasma and transport refrigerated.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp  
  Refrigerated 7 d
  Frozen 6 m

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N M-F 1-3 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory
 

Department

Department: Chemistry

Location: Chem East

Phone Number: (206) 987-2617

 

Methodology

Method: Immunoassay on Bioplex 2200

Analytical Volume: 0.4 mL

Limitations:

CPT Codes

83516