SES-ANA stratified epithelium specific antinuclear antibody

Category: Vesiculo-Bullous Disease
Test Code: 107
Disease: Chronic Ulcerative Stomatitis (CUS)
Methodology: Indirect Immunofluorescence
Substrate: Hep-2, Primate Esophagus, Guinea Pig Esophagus
Reference Range: Based upon selective reactions on substrates used in the differential assay.
Units: Titer
Note: Positive samples at 1:10 screening. Dilutions are titered to an end point at an additional charge.
CPT Code: 86038, 86255(x2)
Schedule / Turnaround Time: Assay performed daily Monday-Friday. Report availability is within 48 hours from the time of specimen receipt.
Specimen Requirements:

Specimen need not be refrigerated or frozen. Collect 2-3 ml of blood in a red top or serum separator tube. If possible, separate serum from clot and place into white tube provided with Immco Diagnostics’ collection kits. If separation facilities are not available, the blood can be sent in the tube used for collection.

Sample Stability:

Sample is stable at ambient temperature during shipment. If sample is stored prior to shipment, it is stable refrigerated (2-8˚C) up to five days and frozen (-20˚C or lower) up to one year.


The detection of stratified epithelium specific antinuclear antibodies assists in the diagnosis of connective tissue disease, and/or chronic ulcerative stomatitis.