ENCEPHALOPATHY, AUTOIMMUNE EVALUATION, SERUM

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a plain red-top. Centrifuge, remove serum from cells and send 4.0 mL serum (2.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: SST

Rejection Criteria
Gross hemolysis, gross lipemia, gross icterus

Methodology
Indirect Immunofluorescence, Cell Binding Assay, Western Blot, Radioimmunoassay, Live Cell Assay

Stability
Room temperature: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 28 days; Frozen: 28 days

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time9-12 days
Test CodeENCS
CPT-4 Code (s)
83519 x 3, 86255 x 17, 86341, plus others as appropriate, at additional cost
LOINC Codes
19146-0

Warde
Medical
Laboratory