Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

2 - 4 days

MiChart Code
Carbohydrate Ag 19-9
Soft Order Code
MCA

Test Updated:

Synonyms

MCA
MYOCARDIAL ANTIBODIES, SERUM

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Indirect Immunofluorescence

Test Usage

Evaluating patients suspected of having post cardiotomy or post myocardial infarction syndromes. Evaluating patients suspected of having inflammatory cardiomyopathy.

Reference Range

Negative. If positive, results are titered.

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

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

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

Billing Information

CPT Code
86255 Screen, 86256 Titer
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
5260-5

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Our High Standard

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.