Test Details

Mnemonic

COCSF

Ordering Code

3600201

CPT-4 Code(s)

86635 x 2

Specimen Information

Collect

Cerebrospinal fluid

Specimen Preparation

Collect CSF and send 2.5 mL fluid refrigerated in a screw capped plastic vial.

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL minimum

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Other body fluid, contaminated, hemolyzed, xanthochromic, or severely lipemic specimens.

Stability

Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 1 year

Methodology

Semi-Quantitative complement Fixation/Qualitative Immunodiffusion
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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