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PM-Scl antibody, EIA

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

Quest

 

Test ID: 

LAB3365

 

Synonyms: 

Polymyositis Associated Antibody

Methodology: 

Immunodiffusion

Schedule: 

Set up: Sun-Tues, Thurs nights

Reported: 

10 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 2 ml Collected Blood in a Red Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1
Unacceptable conditions: Samples collected in Gel Barrier Tubes.
Stability: Room temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 30 days

 

Notes 

Clinical Indications: Scleroderma may be localized or diffuse [Progressive Systemic Sclerosis (PSS)] that may involve skin, gastrointestinal tracts, lungs, vascular and cardiac systems, and kidneys. PM-1 (PM-Scl) Antibody is present in approximately one-fourth of patients with the polymyositis/scleroderma overlap syndrome, 8% of patients with polymyositis alone and 2-5% of patients with scleroderma alone. Patients who have PM-1 Antibody have a better prognosis than patients with scleroderma.

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website:

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/BUOrderInfo.action?tc=37103&labCode=DLO

CPT Code(s): 

86235

Last Changed: 

9/1/2017 7:01:49

Last Reviewed: 

9/1/2017 7:01:58