Test Details

Mnemonic

MATA

Ordering Code

3424750

CPT-4 Code(s)

83520

Specimen Information

Collect

Red top

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 48 hours and send 2.0 mL serum in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

2.0 mL CSF (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw capped plastic vial.
Serum: Serum separator tube (SST)

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Stability

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

Methodology

Automated Nanoliter Scale Immunoassay
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Reference Range

Serum: <1:100
CSF: <1:1
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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