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Test Code SSB SS-B/La Antibodies, IgG, Serum

Reporting Name

SS-B/La Ab, IgG, S

Useful For

Evaluating patients with signs and symptoms of a connective tissue disease in whom the test for antinuclear antibodies is positive

 

Testing for SS-B/La antibodies is not useful in patients without demonstrable antinuclear antibodies.

Testing Algorithm

See Connective Tissue Disease Cascade (CTDC) in Special Instructions.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.35 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 21 days
  Frozen  21 days

Reference Values

<1.0 U (negative)

≥1.0 U (positive)

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; 4 p.m.

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

86235

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
SSB SS-B/La Ab, IgG, S 33613-1

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SSB SS-B/La Ab, IgG, S 33613-1

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus OK

Method Name

Multiplex Flow Immunoassay