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Epic Number LAB1578 SJOGRENS AB

Useful For

Evaluating patients with signs and symptoms of a connective tissue disease in whom the test for antinuclear antibodies is positive, especially those with signs and symptoms consistent with Sjogren syndrome or lupus erythematosus

Testing for SS-A/Ro and SS-B/La antibodies is not useful in patients without demonstrable antinuclear antibodies.

Specimen Type Name

Blood

Container Name

Gold Top W/ Gel

Preferred Volume

2 mL

Minimum Volume

1 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

RT (15-25 C) 8 Hours
Refrigerated (2-8 C) 48 Hours

Aliases

SSA
SSB
La (Anti-SSB)
Ro (Anti-SSA)

CPT

86235x3

Lab Use Only

SGF Ref lab

Panel Components

SSA Ro52 AB
SSA Ro60 AB

SSB AB