Sjogren’s Antibody (SS-B)

Cassandra Greaves S, Test

NEW YORK DOH APPROVED: YES

CPT Code: 86235
Order Code: 38569
Alternative Name: SS-B
ABN Requirement:
No
Specimen: Serum
Volume:  1.0 mL
Minimum Volume:  0.5 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)

Collection:

  1. Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
  2. Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
  3. Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
  4. Centrifuge for 10 minutes.

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

Stability:

Ambient (15-25°C): 4 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C):
7 days
Frozen (-20°C):
30 days

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

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Turn Around Time:  2 to 3 days

Reference Range:

<1.0 AI Negative

Clinical Significance: Sjögren’s Antibodies (SS-A and SS-B) are associated with Sjögren’s Syndrome. The presence of both antibodies (SS-A and SS-B) strengthen the diagnosis of Sjögren’s Syndrome and conveys prognostic information.

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