Extractable Nuclear Antigen

Extractable Nuclear Antigen (ENA)

Test Name:   Extractable Nuclear Antigen (ENA)
Alternate Name (s):   Ribonuclear Protein (RNP), Smith Antibodies (Sm), Latimer Antibodies (La), Rose Antibodies (Ro)
Laboratory Module:   Lab
Ordering Mnemonic:   ENA
Specimen Type:   


Collection Container:   Red 5 ml
Container Information
Red TubeRed TubeMicro-Red TubeMicro-Red Tube
Collection Information:    
Test Schedule:  


Turnaround Time:   Routine

10 days

Stat / Urgent
Reference Interval:  


Critical Values:   When ENA screen is positive, the testing site will automatically test the specimen for Chromatin, Ribosomal P, SSA 52, SSA 60, SSB, Centromere B, Sm, SmRNP, RNP 68, RNP A, Scl-70, Jo-1.
Lab Process Notes :   Minimum of 1.0 ml
Storage & Transport:   Store and transport refrigerated
Test Referred to :    Laboratory Reference Centre, Hamilton


Updated October 28, 2008

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