Specimen Requirements

Title

CENTROMERE ANTIBODIES

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/1.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temperature 8 hours, Refrigerated 7 days, Frozen 14 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

3 days Performed Sun-Thurs

Clinical Use

Aid in the assessment of scleroderma. Centromere autoantibodies are found in 22% of patients with systemic sclerosis and in 12% of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis.

Test Code

ACAB