CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB 14-3-3 PROTEIN

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Collect CSF - do not send the first 2.0 mL of CSF flow from tap. Send 5.0 mL CSF (2.0 mL minimum) frozen within 20 minutes of collection, in a screw-capped plastic vial. A random urine is requested, but not required. A patient information form completed by the referring health care professional is required. Please call client service for a form. The ordering physician name and phone number are required by the National Prion Lab. If patient resides in California, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania or Rhode Island please contact lab for alternate testing.

Rejection Criteria
Bloody sample

Methodology
Immunochromatographic Membrane Assay

Stability
CSF and Urine: Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 2 months

Reference Range
By report
If initial testing for 14-3-3 protein is positive reflex testing will be performed at an additional charge.

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time14-21 days
Test CodeCREUT
CPT-4 Code (s)
86317, 84182. If reflex testing is performed add 87999 at an additional charge.
LOINC Codes
31989-7

Warde
Medical
Laboratory