Test Code #
CPT Code(s) #
86038, 86039 (if reflexed), 86255 (x1)
If Profile, Includes Tests:
Chronic Ulcerative Stomatitis (CUS)
Type of Study:
Based upon selective reactions on substrates used in the differential assay.
Assay performed daily Monday-Friday. Report availability is within 48 hours from the time of specimen receipt.
Collect 5-10 ml of blood in a red top or serum separator tube. If possible, separate serum from clot and place into red capped tube provided with Beutner Laboratories collection kits. If separation facilities are not available, the blood can be sent in the tube used for collection.
Stable at ambient temperature during shipment. If sample is stored prior to shipment, it is stable refrigerated (2-8ºC) up to five days and frozen (-20ºC or lower) up to one year.
The detection of stratified epithelium specific antinuclear antibodies assists in the diagnosis of connective tissue disease, and/or chronic ulcerative stomatitis.