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Test ID FFANA Anti-Nuclear Antibodies, Synovial Fluid

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Synovial fluid

Collection Container/Tube: Sterile container

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect synovial fluid and transfer into a plastic vial and ship refrigerate.

2. Indicate the specimen source.

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
FPANA ANA Titer and Pattern Synovial Fluid No No

Method Name

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Reporting Name

ANA, Synovial Fluid

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reference Values

ANA Titer: <1:10

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
FFANA ANA, Synovial Fluid Not Provided


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z5711 ANA, Synovial Fluid In Process

Report Available

7-11 days