Anti-Retinal Antibodies (CAR, MAR, Autoimmune Retinopathy), Western Blot
Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing
Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.
Submit one of the following:
Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s), serum gel tube(s) is acceptable. Spin down and send 5 mL serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.
Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s). Spin down and send 5 mL EDTA plasma refrigerated in a plastic vial.
Complete and submit with specimen:
- Completed OHSU Ocular request form
- Clinical history
- Referring physician information (name & phone number)
-NOTE: Without this information, testing cannot be completed.
Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.
Mild reject; Gross reject
Warm reject; Cold OK
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.