Laboratory: Clinical Immunology
Test Name:
Scl-70 - (S)
Test Code: SCL
Clinical Information:
Test performed at St. Boniface Hospital Immunology Lab using a multiplex method.  Scl-70 antibodies are found in up to 60% of patients with scleroderma (systemic sclerosis) and considered specific for the disease.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Blood: 5.0 mL

Serum: 1.0 mL
Serum: 1.0 mL

Separate serum; store and ship serum aliquot refrigerated.  Do NOT freeze.
Reference Values:
Negative = 0 - 0.9 AI
A negative result does not necessarily exclude autoimmmune disease.  Positive results should not be interpreted in isolation and must be correlated with relevant clinical findings.
Within 1 Week
See Also:
More Information:
Scl-70 is included in the ANA screen test and ENA test.