CNS Demyelinating Disease Evaluation, Serum

Abbrev Code:CDS1   
Order Code:LAB1406Order Name:CNS Demyelinating Disease Evaluation, Serum
Synonyms:ADEM; AQP4; Aquaporin; NMO
Methodology:Flow Cytometry
CPT Codes: 86053 x1, 86363 x1, 86053 x1, 86363 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; testing performed Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday; results reported within 8-11 days.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic. This test has not been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Associated Links:

Pediatric Autoimmune Central Nervous System Demyelinating Disease Diagnostic Algorithm, Central Nervous System Demyelinating Disease Diagnostic Algorithm

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:8 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:4.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (gel)
Patient Preparation:For optimal antibody detection, we recommend blood drawing the specimen before initiation of immunosuppressant medication.
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis, lipemia, and/or icterus.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 3 mL, 2 mL minimum, serum.
Shipping Instructions:Ship refrigerated.
Stability:72 hours at room temperature; 28 days refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo)
Referral Lab number:CDS1


Reference Range:Negative

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