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Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies Vasculitis (PR3/MPO)

Test Name

Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies Vasculitis (Myeloperoxidase, Perinuclear, MPO PR3, PANCA, CANCA)

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: Collect sample in gold or red top with or without gel separator serum. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions Specimen must be labelled properly. Spin and sperate as soon and possible and send refrigrated

Rejection Criteria: Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability Stable for 14 days at 2-8°C and more than 14 days frozen at or below -20 °C. Avoid repeat freeze/Thaw cycles

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

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

3 Days or STAT

Test Utilization


Reference Value


Test Code




Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROSJ03)

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019