Biogen Program, Alzheimer Disease Evaluation, CSF to LabCorp


Abbrev Code:LabCorp   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Synonyms:Beta Amyloid 42/40 Ratio; CSF Beta Amyloid 42/40 Ratio; Amyloid Beta; Biogen's Amyloid Beta Confirmed Program


Collection Instructions

Specimen:CSF
Optimal Volume:8 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:5 mL
Container:See Collection Instructions
Collection Instructions:Collect cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) in Sarstedt CSF Tube 62.610.018. Tube must be filled 50-80% minimum. Specimen must be collected in Sarstedt tube directly and cannot be transferred from a regular collection tube. If first 1 mL is hemolyzed, discard and continue to draw the sample.
Causes for Rejection:Wrong tube type; not stored at proper temperature; quantity not sufficient; sample transferred from another tube; gross hemolysis.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship frozen.
Stability:8 hours at room temperature; 8 days refrigerated; 30 days frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (LabCorp)
Referral Lab number:505505


Interpretive

Use:To indicate the ratio of beta-amyloid 42 proteins to beta-amyloid 40 proteins measured in the CSF to aid in the assessment of disease progression in patients with suspected or probable Alzheimer's disease.


Click HERE to Report test errors or omissions.
*If no email program is associated with this computer, please contact:
systemlabguide@fairview.org for TestID: 6922"