Lab Test

Adrenal Antibody

Test Codes

EPIC: LAB7057, Beaker: XAABG, WARDE: ADAB

Department

Send Outs

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (preferred specimen): One Gold-top SST tube.
Also acceptable: One plain Red-top tube. 

Physician Office/Draw Specimen Preparation

Let specimen clot completely then centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer serum to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 2.0 mL serum, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Minimum: 0.5 mL)

Rejection Criteria

  • Grossly hemolyzed specimen.
  • Grossly lipemic specimen.
  • Grossly icteric specimen.
  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.

In-Lab Processing

Let specimen clot completely then centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer serum to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).

Transport: 2.0 mL serum, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Minimum: 0.5 mL)

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 48 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 14 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 30 days

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Send Outs Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to Warde, forwarded to Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute of Valencia, Valencia, CA.

Performed

Wednesday.
Results available in 8–10 days.

Reference Range

Negative, <1:10

Test Methodology

Immunofluorescence Assay.

Interpretation

By report.

Clinical Utility

This assay is used for the evaluation of adrenal insufficiency and Addison's Disease.

CPT Codes

86255, 86256 if indicated.

Contacts

Last Updated

11/30/2022

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