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|Approval req'd?||Yes, contact Hematology (Parnassus: 3-1747, Mission Bay: call 6-0194)|
|Test group||Neutrophil Antibodies|
|Container type||Red top (Gold top NOT acceptable)|
|Amount to Collect||2 mL blood|
|Preferred volume||1 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||0.1 mL serum|
|Processing notes||Freeze at -20C and ship to China Basin|
|Normal range||None detected|
|Synonyms||Anti-Neutrophil Antibodies; flow cytometry|
|Turn around times||5 -7 days|
|Additional information||Used for possible immune neutropenia unrelated to transfusion. For Wegener's Granulomatosis, see Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies.
Neutrophil-associated IgG and IgM are quantitated after incubating the patient's serum with formalin-fixed neutrophils. The test does NOT distinguish specific anti-neutrophil immunoglobulins from antibodies directed against HLA antigens.
|Last Updated||1/29/2015 4:29:09 PM|