TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: ALBSF    
Albumin, Spinal Fluid

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

CSF

Advisory Information

The SFIN / Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) IgG Index, in conjunction with OLIG / Oligoclonal Banding, Serum and Spinal Fluid is the recommended test for evaluation of multiple sclerosis.

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

Specimen Type: Spinal fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as spinal fluid.

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

0.5 mL

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

Gross hemolysis OK

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)14 days
 Frozen 28 days
 Ambient 14 days