Test Details

Mnemonic

CSFPR

Ordering Code

3700101

CPT-4 Code(s)

83520, 0035U (RT-QuIC)

Specimen Information

Collect

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)

Specimen Preparation

Collect CSF - do not send the first 2.0 mL of CSF flow from tap. Send 5.0 mL CSF frozen within 20 minutes of collection, in a screw capped plastic vial. A random urine is requested, but not required. A patient information form completed by the referring health care professional is required. Please call client service for a form. The ordering physician name and phone number are required by the National Prion Lab.

Minimum Volume

2.0 mL

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Bloody sample

Stability

CSF and Urine:
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: Indefinitely

Methodology

Immunoassay - Real-Time Quaking-Induced Conversion (RT-QulC)
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Reference Range

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Performing Laboratory

Quest Valencia
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