Test Catalog

Test ID: VASC    
Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies Vasculitis Panel, Serum

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If myeloperoxidase antibody or proteinase 3 antibody is > or =0.4 U, then cytoplasmic neutrophilic antibodies will be performed at an additional charge.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing


Advisory Information

For monitoring disease activity, we advise physicians to order ANCA / Cytoplasmic Neutrophil Antibodies, Serum or MPO / Myeloperoxidase Antibodies, IgG, Serum.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing


Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 1 mL


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a General Request (T239) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected


Mild OK; Gross reject


Mild OK; Gross reject


Mild OK; Gross OK



Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)21 days
 Frozen 21 days