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7453 SS-A & SSB IgG AUTOANTIBODIES

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Serum
7 Days, Ambient
14 Days, Refrigerated
Frozen-2 Mnths
< 11.00 Units

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA); Latex Immunoassay (LIA)

Schedule

Tuesday-Sunday

Turn-Around Time

Send-Out

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

This panel is used to aid the diagnosis of Sjogren's Syndrome. One or both of the autoantibodies are detected in 80-90% of Sjogren's Syndrome (SS) and 30 - 35% of patients with SLE. SSA and SSB antibodies detected in 96% of patients with primary (SS) and in all patients with SS secondary to RA. SSA and SSB are rarely detected in SS secondary to rheumatoid arthritis, progressive systemic sclerosis and primary biliary cirrhosis. Individual components are also available. The Analyzer panel #1000 is also available as a more comprehensive evaluation.

CPT Codes

86235

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