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IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) Differentiation Profile

Mnemonic:    [IBD PROF]
Name:    IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) Differentiation Profile
Specimen:    1.5 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Separate serum from cells ASAP.
Lipemic or hemolyzed samples are unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.6 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 2013270
  Method:    ELISA & IFA
Note:    This test may be a useful tool for distinguishing ulcerative colitis (UC) from Crohn disease (CD) in patients with suspected inflammatory bowel disease. If the ANCA screen detects antibodies at a 1:20 dilution or greater, then a titer to end point will be added. Additional charges apply. ANCA IFA is simultaneously tested on ethanol- and formalin-fixed slides to allow differentiation of C- and P-ANCA patterns.