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Anti F-Actin Antibodies (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:IgG F-Actin Autoantibodies
F-Actin Autoantibodies
Laboratory:Anatomical Pathology
Test Code:STV
Medicare rebatable:No
Registration Instructions:

Note: Performance of this test has changed. Consultant Immunologist must authorise. Request will be reviewed by the Immunologist and determined on the basis of anti-Smooth Muscle results.

Send away test to St Vincents Pathology where test is warranted.

Any sendaway results will be entered by Anatomical Pathology and verified by the consultant immunologist.

Specimen Types:Serum
Container Types:
SSTSST
Adults Volume or Mass:6 mL
Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Use Esky from SDMH or CGMC to Alfred
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge

Sera is stored at 4 degrees until tested (<7 days). For long term storage samples are frozen at -20C or -70C. Repeated freezing and thawing should be avoided.

Assay Frequency:3 x weekly (thrice)
External Laboratory:St Vincent's Pathology
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at ambient temperature

Tests performed Monday, Wednesday,Friday.

St Vincent's Hospital,

Biochemistry, Level 2 Inpatient Service Building, Princess St, Fitzroy