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Lonic Code

 

Test Name

Anti-Histone

Synonyms

Autoantibodies to Histones, Histone Autoantibodies, Anti-Histone

Test Consists

 

Specimen Requirements

2.0 mL blood

Volume and Container

5.0 mL gold top SST blood tube

Storage and Transport

Serum stored refrigerated until ready for transport to Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester

Critical Values

 

Causes for Rejection

Specimens other than serum, gross hemolysis, warm serum, gross lipemia

Turn Around Time

3-8 business days from time of collection

Availability

Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm, except observed holidays

CPT / HCPCS Code

83516

Medicare Fee

 

Comments

 

Row Stamp

39,841,726

Last Updated

 

Volume

 

Minimum Volume

 

Indications

Evaluating patients suspected of having drug-induced lupus

Professional Fee

 

Tech Charge

 

Total Fee

 

Special Instructions

 

Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester

Schedule

Test performed Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Mayo Medical Laboratory Rochester

Request Form

 

Methodology

ELISA

Patient Prep

 

Post Processing

 

Collection Guidelines

 

Reference Range

See reference lab report

Limitations and Contraindications

Testing for histone is not necessary to establish the diagnosis of SLE, test results not useful for determining prognosis in patients with SLE or drug-induced lupus

Interpretation

A positive result for histone with a negative result for dsDNA is consistent with drug-induced lupus.  A positive result for histone with a positive result for dsDNA is consistent with SLE

Additional Information

 

CPOE Test Name

Ref Anti-Histone, Ref HIST

Status

1

AUDIT_DEL

 

Attachments

Created at 9/8/2014 5:57 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
Last modified at 9/8/2014 5:57 PM by Bradshaw, Keir