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Pm-Scl Antibody

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code PMSCL
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Immunodiffusion
Container type Red top (Gold top NOT acceptable)
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.5 mL serum
UCSF Rejection Criteria Collected in Gold top
Normal range Negative
Stability Room temperature 1 week, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen 1 month.
Turn around times 6-7 days
Additional information 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.
CPT coding 86235
Last Updated 10/28/2013 11:49:11 AM
Entry Number 1379
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