Alpha Interferon , ARUP #93148, EPIC: LAB6291, SOFT: XINTF
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect: One plain Red-top tube.
- Critical frozen. Send specimen for processing immediately after collection.
- Separate samples must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Do not use Serum Separator Tubes.
Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation
Critical frozen. Let specimen clot 30-60 minutes then centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer serum to a plastic transport tube and freeze (-20°C/-4°F or below) within 30 minutes of collection.
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: 1.0 mL serum, frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below). (Min: 0.5 mL)
- Grossly hemolyzed specimens.
- Iceteric specimens.
- Lipemic specimens.
- Serum Separator (SST) tubes.
- Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
Frozen: No stability available
Results available in 8-18 days.
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay.
Interferon-alpha is one of three species of interferon that possesses various biological properties including immunodulating activity, anti-tumor activity and anti-viral activity. Elevated interferon-alpha levels are reportedly seen in viral diseases, chronic fatigue-immune dysfunction syndrome and some inflammatory diseases.
ARUP #93148, EPIC: LAB6291, SOFT: XINTF
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