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Test Catalog

Test ID: PNEFC    
Neuroimmunology Antibody Follow-up, Spinal Fluid

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

CSF

Ordering Guidance

This test is only appropriate for follow-up in patients who have previously tested positive in a spinal fluid test. If patients have not previously been positive in a spinal fluid test, order 1 of the following:

-PAC1 / Paraneoplastic, Autoantibody Evaluation, Spinal Fluid

-DMC1 / Dementia, Autoimmune Evaluation, Spinal Fluid

-ENC1 / Encephalopathy, Autoimmune Evaluation, Spinal Fluid

-EPC1 / Epilepsy, Autoimmune Evaluation, Spinal Fluid

-MDC1 / Movement Disorder Evaluation, Spinal Fluid

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

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

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