Neutrophil-Associated Antibodies
0055506
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Mnemonic
ANTI-NEU
Methodology
Qualitative Flow Cytometry
Performed
Mon, Wed, Fri
Reported
1-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Plain red or serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Remove serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 3 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen (on dry ice).  
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
Negative
Interpretive Data
Neutrophil-associated antibodies may cause neutropenia in various autoimmune disorders including Felty's syndrome, SLE and drug-induced neutropenia. Febrile transfusion reactions and isoimmune neonatal neutropenia may also be caused by antibodies to neutrophil-specific antigens or HLA antigens.

A positive result on this test is not definitive for specific anti-neutrophil antibodies, since anti-HLA antibodies and immune complexes may also cause a positive result. The results of this test should be correlated to clinical history and other data.

See Compliance Statement A: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
Circulating antibodies in patient's serum are measured by flow cytometry after incubation with normal neutrophils. Values greater than 2 standard deviations of a normal control population are interpreted as "weakly positive" and greater than 3 standard deviations as "positive".

This test should not be confused with Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody, IgG (0050811 - ANCA).
CPT Code(s)
86021
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0055506Neutrophil Associated Antibodies
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Cross References
  • Anti-Granulocyte Antibodies
  • Anti-Leukocyte Ab
  • Anti-Neutrophil Antibodies
  • Granulocyte Ab
  • NAIg
  • Neutrophil Antibody