Cleveland HeartLab A, Test

CPT Code: 86038
Order Code: C2347
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: ANF; Antinuclear Antibody; Antinuclear Factor
Specimen: Serum
Volume:  1.0 mL
Minimum Volume:  0.5 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)



  1. Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
  2. Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
  3. Let tube stand in a vertical position to allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
  4. Centrifuge for 10 minutes.

Special Information: Avoid using hemolyzed, lipemic, or bacterially contaminated sera. Do not use heat inactivated sera.

Transport: Store serum at 2-8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab shipping box.


Ambient (15-25°C): 24 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C):
7 days
Frozen (-20°C):
14 days
Deep Frozen (-70°C): 
14 days

Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits

Methodology: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Turn Around Time: 2-4 days

Reference Range:

Age ANA by EIA Qual
All Ages Negative

Clinical Significance:
Results are to be used as an aid in diagnosis. Confirmation testing for specific antibodies should be run if a positive result is obtained. A positive result suggests certain diseases should be confirmed by clinical findings.

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