N-methyl-D-ASPARTATE RECEPTOR ANTIBODY, IgG, SERUM with REFLEX to TITER

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, remove serum from cells within 2 hours of collection, send 1.0 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) refrigeated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Rejection Criteria
CSF or plasma

Methodology
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

Stability
Room tempeature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
<1:10

Performed
Tuesday, Friday

Turnaround Time3-7 days
Test CodeNMDGR
CPT-4 Code (s)
86255 (plus 86256 if titered, at an additional charge)
LOINC Codes
80221-5

Warde
Medical
Laboratory