Test Details

Mnemonic

PNCSF

Ordering Code

3515080

CPT-4 Code(s)

86255 x 9, plus 83519 and/or 84182 and/or 86255 and/or 86256 and/or 86341 as appropriate, at additional cost

Specimen Information

Collect

CSF
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Specimen Preparation

Send 4.0 mL CSF refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.
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Minimum Volume

2.0 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis, gross lipemia, gross icterus
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Stability

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

Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay-Western Blot-Radio Immunoprecipitation Assay
Cell Binding Assay
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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