Encephalopathy, Autoimmune Evaluation, Spinal Fluid


Abbrev Code:ENC2   
Order Code:LAB813Order Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Synonyms:Encephalitis
Methodology:Radioimmunoprecipitation Assay (RIA); Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA); Immunofluorescence Assay (Cell Binding: CBA)
CPT Codes: 86255 x2, 86255 x2, 86255 x2, 86255 x2, 86255 x2, 86255 x2, 86255 x2, 86255 x2, 86255 x2, 86255 x2, 86255 x2, 86255 x2, 86255 x2, 86255 x2, 86255 x2, 86255 x2, 86341 x2, 84182 x1, 84182 x1, 84182 x1, 84182 x1, 84182 x1, 84182 x1, 86255 x1, 86255 x1, 86255 x1, 86255 x1, 86256 x1, 86256 x1
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
Alternate Containers: 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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