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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Anti-Saccharomyces Antibodies

Test Name

Anti-Saccharomyces Antibodies (ASCA, S.cervisiae Antibodies)

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top (SST)

Minimum Volume = 2 ml serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Serum collected with or without gel separator. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Special Instructions / Rejection Criteria: Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection. Store and send on ice. Avoid freezing and thawing samples

grossly hemolyzed, lipemic or microbial contaminated specimens not accepted. Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Stable refrigerated for 7 Days and frozen at -20°C or colder for more than 7 days. Thaw samples only once.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

21 Days

Test Utilization

Routine >21 Days

Reference Value

Anti-Saccharomyces cer. IgA, IgG

Negative: < 20 KEU/L

Borderline: 20 - 25 KEU/L

Positive: >25 KEU/L

Test code




Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

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