Test Overview
Test Methodology

EIA

Test Usage

Anti-TIF-1 gamma / TIF-1 alpha antibodies are present in 15-38% of adult DM and 20-30% in JDM. Highly associated with malignancy which is found in 50-75% of positive adults patients; 89% specificity and 78% sensitivity for diagnosing cancer-associated DM; no cancer association in children.

Test Details
Analytic Time

7 days

Soft Order Code
LTIF
MiChart Code
Anti-TIF gamma/TIF alpha
Synonyms
  • Anti-TIF gamma/TIF alpha
  • TIF-1 (P155/140)
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Labcorp (Esoterix # 520004)
Section
Special Testing
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
Additional Information

Test sent to Labcorp Dublin; performed by Esoterix Endocrinology

Billing
CPT Code
86235
Fee Code
AA934
NY State Approved
No