Test Catalog

Test ID: CNSA    
Central Nervous System Consultation, Autopsy

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Evaluation of congenital neurological disease


Evaluation of neurodegenerative disease


Evaluation of cases with a complex neurological or neurosurgical history


Evaluation of sudden unexplained death


Not for cases under litigation without preauthorization

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
NERPCNecropsy, regionalNoNo
NESPCNecropsy, single organNoNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When only a brain is submitted, NERPC / Necropsy, regional will be charged.

When both a brain and spinal cord are submitted, NESPC / Necropsy, single organ will be charged.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Includes hematoxylin and eosin stains. Additional special stains or procedures necessary for diagnosis will be billed separately.

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Neuropathology Consult

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Alzheimer's Disease
Brain autopsy
Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (CJD)
Neurodegenerative disease
Parkinson's Disease
Brain donation