CASPR2 Antibody

Abbrev Code:CASPR2   
Order Code:LAB6916Order Name:CASPR2 Antibody Test
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

Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability: 72 hours at room temperature; 28 days refrigerated or frozen
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Athena Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:499


Reference Range:Negative
Use:Anti-CASPR2 antibodies are found in patients with the acute or subacute onset of symptoms of limbic encephalitis, peripheral nerve hyperexcitability, and neuromytonia.

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