Anti-Centromere Ab (RDL)

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Turnaround Time: 14-21 Days
CPT Code:


Test Type: 1 mL Serum


Use: The most common setting for finding anti-centromere antibodies is in patients with a limited cutaneous form of scleroderma. Anti-centromere abs are found in 22% of patients with systemic sclerosis and in 12% of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis, and are rarely present in normal individuals.


Methodology: Indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA)

Collection Details:

Collection Instructions:

Specimen: Serum

Volume: 1 mL

Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)

Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Collection: Separate serum from cells within one hour of collection. Transfer to a plastic transport tube before shipping. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.