EPILEPSY-AUTOIMMUNE EVALUATION, CSF

Specimen Required
Send 4.0 mL CSF (2..0 mL minimum) refrigerated in a sterile, screw-capped plastic vial.

Rejection Criteria
Gross hemolysis, gross lipemia, gross icterus

Methodology
Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay, Cell Binding Assay, Western Blot, Immunoprecipitation Assay

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

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time7-12 days
Test CodeEPCSF
CPT-4 Code (s)
86255 x 16, 86341, plus 86255 x 4 a/o 86256 x 6 a/o 84182 x 3 as appropriate, at additional
LOINC Codes
19146-0

Warde
Medical
Laboratory