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Blood Test Information

(a.k.a Anti neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody)
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Special instructions
Time limit for add on = 2days. Interfering substances = Heat inactivated, haemolysed, microbially contaminated or incompletely defibrinated samples may cause high background staining and make interpretation difficult.

Urgent requests for ANCA MUST be phoned direct to the immunology department (extension 4737)

Reference range

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Turnaround Time
28 days

Department: Immunology

Clinical Application
Following a positive ANCA screen, samples will be sent for MPO, PR3, and ANCA titre.


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