Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) Serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Overnight fasting is preferred.
Stability (Room): N/A
Stability (Refrigerated): 72 hrs
Stability (Frozen): 2 weeks
Comment: Also see EXTRACTABLE NUCLEAR ANTIGENS.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 5 – 15 days
Usage: Centromere antibodies occur primarily in patients with CREST syndrome but may also be seen in some patients with Primary biliary cirrhosis, Rheumatoid arthritis and LE. This assay is used as an aid in the diagnosis of CREST syndrome and for evaluating patients with clinical presentation compatible with Systemic sclerosis.
Disease: Autoimmune disorders
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: Overnight fasting is preferred.