Analytic Time

7 days

MiChart Code
Anti-MDA5
Soft Order Code
LMDA5

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Anti-MDA5
MDA-5 (P140) (CADM-140)

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

EIA

Test Usage

Anti-MDA5 antibodies are present in 7-35% of adult DM. Features consist of absent or mild muscle symptoms (CADM); associated with rapidly progressive ILD; specific mucocutaneous features of skin ulcerations and papules; higher risk of oral ulcerations and arthritis.

Reference Range
 

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection

Collect specimen in an SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
83520
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.