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

Serum

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

Container/Tube: 

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Forms

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

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

Other

NA

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