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Ribosomal P Antibody (New test)

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code RIBP
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Immunoasay
Container type Red top or Gold top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.5 mL serum
Processing notes Aliquot and freeze sample. Ship to CB frozen.
Units AI
Normal range < 1.0 AI
Stability Room temperature 4 days, refrigerated 1 week, frozen 1 month
Additional information Ribosomal P Antibody is present in 5-10% of patients with Systemic Lupus Eythematosus (SLE) but is highly specific for this disorder. The levels parallel disease activity and it may be particularly useful in patients with CNS involvement.
CPT coding 83516-90
Last Updated 1/4/2013 8:53:14 AM
Entry Number 1519
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