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Test ID FANIC Anti-Nuclear Antibodies by Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA), Cerebrospinal Fluid

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)

Collection Container/Tube: Sterile container

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in a sterile container and ship refrigerate.

Useful For

ANA are commonly found in a variety of autoimmune diseases. Antibody frequency increases with age in apparently healthy people. ANA patterns on Hep-2 slides provide only general clues about particles (chromatin, nucleosomes and spliceosomes). ANA patterns (other than centromere pattern) are not reliably correlated with the presence of specific antibodies and must be further evaluated by EIA using individual ENA antigens.

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
FANTC ANA Titer and Pattern CSF No No

Method Name

Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)

Reporting Name


Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL (Note: this volume does NOT allow for repeat testing)

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
CSF Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  60 days
  Ambient  7 days

Reference Values

ANA by IFA, CSF: Negative

ANA Pattern: No Pattern

Performing Laboratory

Esoterix Endocrinology

CPT Code Information


86039 (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FANIC ANA by IFA, CSF 63294-3


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
FANIC ANA by IFA, CSF 63294-3

Day(s) Performed