TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

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

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

CSF

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

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.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

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

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis: Reject
Thawing: Warm OK; Cold OK
Gross lipemia: Reject
Gross icterus Reject
Other: Bacterial contamination, Anything other than CSF

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
CSFRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 60 days
 Ambient 7 days