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Test Code ANEUT>4MO Anti Neutrophil Antibody by Flow Cytometry >4 months old

Important Note

Other Assays with Similar Test Name

Anti Neutrophil Antibody by Flow Cytometry <4 months old - see separate listing

Anti Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody (ANCA) - see separate listing

Anti Nuclear Antibody (ANA) - see separate listing

 

Clinical System Name

Anti Neutrophil Ab by Flow >4 months old

Synonyms

Granulocyte Antibody Screen >4 months old

Granulocyte Ab Screen >4 months old

Anti Neutrophil Antibodies - Auto

Neutrophil Autoantibodies

Neutrophil Antibodies - Auto

Anti Neutrophil AB by Flow >4 months old

Granulocyte Antibody Screen

Description

Antineutrophil antibody >4 months testing is used to identify the presence of anti-neutrophil antibodies in patients with suspected autoimmune neutropenia.

Sample Requirements

Specimen:  Whole Blood

Container(s):  Gold SST; Red also acceptable

Preferred Vol:  2 mL

Minimum Vol:  2 Gold Microtainers

 

Note:  Parents' blood not required for this assay.  Draws may be done at any time.

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:  n/a - send to lab

Spin:  Y

Aliquot:  Y

Temp:  2-8 degrees, Refrigerator

Storage location: Refrigerate in plastic aliquot container and include labels and a copy of requisition. Store in 2-8 Refrigerator, Send Outs rack.

 

Off-site collection:  Spin sample, refrigerate serum in plastic aliquot container.

Stability

Temperature Time
Room temp 4 hours
Refrigerated 1 week
Frozen

yes, acceptable but not preferred.

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Processed daily; testing performed in batches < 2 weeks

 

Performing Laboratory

Blood Center of Wisconsin 

Department

Department:  Send Outs

Phone Number: 206-987-2563

 

 

Reference Range

Negative

 

Methodology

Method:  Flow Cytometry

Analytical Volume:  500 microL serum

Limitations:

CPT Codes

 

CODES

86021

 

Clinical Utility

Autoimmune neutropenia is seen when a person's immune system produces autoantibodies directed against the neutrophilic proteins on neutrophils.

 

The anti-neutrophil autoantibodies destroy neutrophils leading to neutropenia and subsequent increased risk for infection.

 

Autoimmune neutropenia typically spontaneously resolves within 2 years.

 

Identification of anti-neutrophil autoantibodies can help to exclude other inherited forms of neutropenia.