RNAP - Performance: RNA Polymerase III Antibodies, IgG, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: RNAP    
RNA Polymerase III Antibodies, IgG, Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

The immunodominant fragment of RNA polymerase III antigen is derived from recombinant DNA technology. Purified RNA polymerase III antigen is adsorbed to the wells of a polystyrene microtiter plate under conditions that preserve the antigen in its antigenic state. Prediluted controls and diluted patient sera are added to separate wells. Unbound sample is washed away and an enzyme-labeled antihuman IgG conjugate is added to each well. After incubation and washing away of unbound enzyme-labeled antihuman IgG, the bound conjugate is measured by adding a chromogenic substrate. The intensity of the absorbance produced is measured with an automated microwell plate reader. Results are calculated by comparison to a single-point calibrator. (Package insert: QUANTA Lite RNA Pol III, INOVA Diagnostics, San Diego, CA.)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


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.


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.

1 day

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

7 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

7 days

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test