Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: November 20, 2019 @ 10:13 am

1918

Arthritis Panel

Specimen:Collect:
  • One Lavender (EDTA)
  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Pink Top (EDTA)
  • One Red Top
Submit:
  • 2 mL (Min:1.5 mL) Serum . Submit Refrigerated.
  • 4 mL (Min:1.5 mL) Whole blood in 4 mL Lavender (EDTA). Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature
  • Avoid Repeated Freeze/Thaw Cycles
  • Separate from cells ASAP
  • ESR sample must be refrigerated and reach laboratory within 12 hours.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Grossly Hemolyzed Samples
  • Grossly Lipemic Samples
  • Heat inactivated
  • Microbially Contaminated
  • Particulate matter
Stability:See Individual Components
Methodology:
  • See Individual Components
Performed:Mon-Fri
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 84550
  • 85651
  • 86038
  • 86431
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
Components:
  • 1013 - URIC ACID
  • 3105 - ESR
  • 2337 - RHEUMATOID FACTOR
  • 2312 - ANA TITER
  • 2301 - ANA PATTERN
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