PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS, CSF

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Send 1.0 mL CSF (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial. Also draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Methodology
Electrophoresis

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Range
Interpretive report

Performed
Varies 2 x per week

Turnaround Time4-5 days
Test CodeOBAND
CPT-4 Code (s)
83916
LOINC Codes
12782-9

Warde
Medical
Laboratory