CASPR2 Autoantibody

Abbrev Code:XMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Laboratory Miscellaneous Order
Methodology:Immunofluorescence Assay (FIA)
CPT Codes: 86255 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 5-7 days.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood or CSF
Optimal Volume:4 mL blood or 2 mL CSF
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL blood or 0.5 mL CSF
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Sterile tube, Red (no gel)

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not centrifuge CSF. Aliquot 2 mL; 0.5 mL CSF into a sterile container. For serum, centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability: Up to 3 days at room temperature; 28 days refrigerated or frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Athena Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:5103


Reference Range:Reported as positive or negative.
Use:Anti-CASPR2 antibody is found in patients with associated epilepsy of acute/subacute presentation without evidence of CNS infection, toxic, metabolic or other known cause of epilepsy, and possibly with evidence of CNS inflammation.

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