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Epic Number LAB1586 SMITH IGG ANTIBODY

Specimen Type Name

Blood

Container Name

 

GOLD TOP W/GEL

Preferred Volume

1 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

CPT

 

86235

Test Schedule

Mon-Sat 9:00AM - 4:00PM 

Aliases

Sm, Smith Antibody

Useful For

Evaluating patients with signs and symptoms of a connective tissue disease in whom the test for antinuclear antibodies is positive.

 

Testing for Sm antibodies is not useful in patients without demonstrable antinuclear antibodies.

Specimen Stability

RT (15-25 C) 8 Hours

Refrigerated (2-8 C) 7 days

Rejection Criteria

Moderate Hemolysis, Gross Lipemia

Lab Use Only

SGF Ref Lab