MaTa ANTIBODY TEST

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a plain red-top tube. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 48 hours and send 2.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
2.0 mL CSF (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Methodology
Automated Nanoliter Scale Immunoassay

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

Reference Range
Serum:   <1:100  
CSF:   <1:1  

Performed
Tuesday, Thursday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeMATA
CPT-4 Code (s)
83520
LOINC Codes
Interpretation:   Not available  
Technical Results:   56720-6  
Comments:   8251-1  
Methods:   49549-9  
References:   8265-1  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory