Anti Smith-12660

Test info

  
Anti Smith
  
12660
  
LAB12660
  
SM ANTIBODY
  
Anti-Smith
ENA antibody
SM
Smith antibodies
  
  • Anti-Smith antibody has low sensitivity but high specificity for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
  • It is occasionally present in mixed connective-tissue disease (MCTD).

Specimen

  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Spin

 

  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  
  

Spin and separate

  
  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days
Frozen - 21 days
Ambient - NO

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)

Performance

  
AHL - Immunology: J
  
Mo, We, Fr
  
2 - 4 days
  

Chemiluminescent Assay (CIA)

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

Negative: <20 CU

Billing

  
86235

Tracking

  
11/10/2015
  
09/07/2018
  
02/17/2020