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Myocardial Antibody, IgG with reflex to titer

Mnemonic:    [MYOCARD AB]
Name:    Myocardial Antibody, IgG with reflex to titer
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Separate serum from cells ASAP.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050742
  Method:    Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)
Note:    If myocardial antibody is detected, a myocardial titer will be performed.
Processing Info:    Separate serum from cells ASAP. Severely lipemic or hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable.