Encephalopathy, Autoimmune Evaluation, Spinal Fluid - LG6774


Sunquest Code:MMMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Synonyms:Encephalitis
Methodology:IFA; Radioimmunoassay; Western Blot; Cell Binding Assay
Test Includes:See Encephalopathy Autoimmune Evaluation Algorithm - Spinal Fluid Associated Link.
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 5-10 days.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Associated Links:

Encephalopathy Autoimmune Evaluation Algorithm-Spinal Fluid



Collection Instructions

Specimen:CSF
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2 mL
Container:Sterile tube (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Causes for Rejection:Grossly lipemic, hemolyzed or icterus.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 4 mL; 2 mL minimum, into a sterile container. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:72 hours at room temperature; 28 days refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo Medical Laboratories)
Referral Lab number:ENC2


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.
Use:Evaluating new onset encephalopathy.


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