Cytoplasmic Neutrophil Antibodies, Serum
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
Antibodies to cytoplasmic antigens in neutrophils are detected by an indirect immunofluorescent technique. Commercial and in-house slides prepared from human neutrophils are used as a substrate. IgG antibodies in serum specimens are detected after incubation of serum with the commercial and in-house slides by the addition of a fluorescein isothiocyante (FITC)-labeled antihuman IgG reagent. All patient specimens are initially screened at 1:4 and 1:8 dilutions.(Package insert: NOVA Lite ANCA. Inova Diagnostics, Inc. San Diego, CA)
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m.
Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.
Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result
Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded
Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test