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Test Catalog

Test ID: MAC1    
Autoimmune Myelopathy Evaluation, Spinal Fluid

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

If indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) patterns suggest AGNA-1 antibody, then AGNA-1 immunoblot is performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA patterns suggest amphiphysin antibody, then amphiphysin immunoblot is performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA patterns suggest ANNA-1 antibody, then ANNA-1 immunoblot is performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA patterns suggest ANNA-2 antibody, then ANNA-2 immunoblot is performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA patterns suggest PCA-1 antibody, then PCA-1 immunoblot is performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA patterns suggest PCA-Tr antibody, then PCA-Tr immunoblot is performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA pattern suggest NMDA-receptor antibody, then NMDA- receptor antibody cell-binding assay (CBA) and NMDA- receptor titer are performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA pattern suggest AMPA- receptor antibody, then AMPA- receptor antibody CBA and AMPA- receptor titer are performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA pattern suggest GABA-B- receptor antibody, then GABA-B- receptor antibody CBA and GABA-B- receptor titer are performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA pattern suggest DPPX antibody, then DPPX antibody CBA and DPPX IFA titer are performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA pattern suggest mGluR1 antibody, then mGluR1antibody CBA and mGluR1 IFA titer are performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA pattern suggest GFAP antibody, then GFAP antibody CBA and GFAP IFA titer are performed at an additional charge.

 

If NMO/AQP4-IgG FACS screen assay requires further investigation, then NMO/AQP4-IgG FACS titration assay is performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA pattern suggests NIF antibody, then alpha internexin CBA, NIF heavy chain CBA, NIF light chain CBA, and NIF titer are performed at an additional charge.

 

See Autoimmune Myelopathy Evaluation Algorithm-Spinal Fluid in Special Instructions.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

CSF

Necessary Information

Provide the following information:

-Relevant clinical information

-Ordering provider name, phone number, mailing address, and e-mail address

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Preferred: Vial number 1

Acceptable: Any vial

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

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

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Neurology Specialty Testing Client Test Request (T732) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

2 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
CSFRefrigerated (preferred)28 days
 Frozen 28 days
 Ambient 72 hours