Laboratory: Clinical Immunology
Test Name:
STRIATED MUSCLE ANTIBODY - (S)
Test Code: STR
Clinical Information:

Test performed at St. Boniface Hospital Immunology Lab using the indirect immunofluorescent antibody (IFA) technique.
Striated muscle antibodies are screened at a 1:40 dilution on monkey muscle substrate using IgG anti human antibodies.

Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Blood: 5.0 mL


Serum: 1.0 mL
Referral:
Serum: 1.0 mL

Separate serum.  Store and ship serum aliquot refrigerated.  Do NOT freeze.

Requisition:
Reference Values:

Negative @ 1:40 screening dilution

Availability:
Lab operation: Mon-Fri, 0800-1615. Test performed minimum once every two weeks. TAT within 14 days.
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