Test Code: ANCA Preferred Name Anti Neutrophil Cytoplasmic antibody

1 day
Daily M-F
48 hours
Medicare Item

Test Tubes

ImageSpecimen TypeSpecimen VolumeTube Type
Blood8 mLSST with gel 8.5 mL (Dark Yellow Top)


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1. Cytoplasmic Staining (c-ANCA) is associated with antiproteinase 3 antibody and is a sensitive and specific test for Wegener's Granulomatosis
2. Perinuclear Staining  (p-ANCA) is associated with a number of antibodies including antimyeloperoxidase antibody which is found in patients with microscopic polyangiitis and other renal, systemic and rheumatoid disorders.

Mater Pathology does not perform this test urgently after hours. Any request for urgent after hours testing should be discussed directly with the on call Chemical Pathologist (ext 8607). Pathology Queensland charge a $200 out-of hours fee in addition to their usual charge for this test when performing this test after hours. Referral to Pathology Queensland after hours can only be authorised by the on call Chemical Pathologist.

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