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

Test ID: FIXCF    
Immunofixation, CSF

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

CSF

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

Specimen Type: CSF

Container/Tube: sterile screw cap container

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect 3 mL of spinal fluid (CSF) in a sterile screw cap container. Ship refrigerated.

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

1.5 mL

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

Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other

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)7 days
 Frozen 180 days
 Ambient 48 hours