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5920: F-Actin IgG Autoantibodies Print View
F-Actin IgG Autoantibodies EIA  < 20  Units 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 0.5 (0.25) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Serum Separator Tube 0.5 (0.25) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)  

Actin is the major antigen to which smooth muscle antibodies react in autoimmune hepatitis. F-Actin IgG antibodies are found in 52-85% of patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) or chronic active hepatitis and in 22% of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). Anti-actin antibodies have been reported in 3-18% of sera from normal healthy controls.

Preferred: Serum, Red-Top
Acceptable: Serum Separator Tube
Setup Schedule
Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
83516

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Room temperature Reject Criteria: Gross hemolysis; lipemia, microbially contaminated serum; specimens containing heavy, visible particulate






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