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Chromatin (nucleosomal) antibody

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB2790 
Methodology: Immunoassay
Schedule: Set up: Mon-Sat a.m
Reported: 5-10 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Unacceptable conditions: Gross hemolysis; Gross lipemia; Grossly icteric
Stability: Room temperature: 4 days Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 30 days


Clinical Indications: Chromatin Antibody plays a central role in the autoimmune response in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Approximately 90% of patients with SLE have sera that will exhibit reactivity to nucleosomes.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 86235
Last Changed: 10/10/2016 00:25:05
Last Reviewed: 12/21/2016 05:43:39