Test Catalog

Test Id : FSUAB

Sulfatide Autoantibody Test

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

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

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

Sulfatide Autoantibody Test

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

Sulfatide Autoantibody Test

Specimen Type
Describes the specimen type validated for testing


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

Collection Container/Tube: 5 mL Red/Serum gel tube is also acceptable.

Submission Container/Tube: plastic vial

Collection Instructions:

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s), serum gel tube is acceptable.

Spin down and send 2 mL of serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.

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

Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other Other than serum

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 Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 21 days
Frozen 365 days
Ambient 72 hours

Clinical Information
Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

Background information: Peripheral neuropathies (PNs) are a group of neurological disorders affecting one or more of the peripheral nerves (1,2). Causes of PN include nerve compression, genetic mutations, inflammation, metabolic abnormalities, vitamin deficiencies, exposure to toxins or drugs, or the presence of autoimmune antibodies (1). Symptoms of PN vary based on location and mechanism of nerve damage but can include sensory impairment, distal weakness, loss of sensation, muscle weakness, and pain (1,2). PNs are typically classified based on the types of nerves affected, predominantly motor, predominantly sensory, or a combination of both (2).


IgG and more commonly IgM Antibodies to sulfatide have been associated with sensory and sensory-motor neuropathies sometimes accompanied by pain (3,4,5). Additionally, IgG anti-sulfatide antibodies have been associated with distal sensory polyneuropathy (DSP) in individuals with HIV (6).

Reference Values
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

A final report will be attached in MayoAccess.

Discusses conditions that may cause diagnostic confusion, including improper specimen collection and handling, inappropriate test selection, and interfering substances

Limitations of analysis: Although rare, false positive or false negative results may occur. All results should be interpreted in the context of clinical findings, relevant history, and other laboratory data.

Clinical Reference
Recommendations for in-depth reading of a clinical nature

1.  Andreoli et al. (2007) Cecil Essentials of Medicine. 7th ed. Sauders Elsevier. (ISBN-13: 978-1-4160-2933-5)

2.  Latov, N. (2007) Peripheral Neuropathy: When the Numbness, Weakness and Pain Won't Stop. AAN press. (ISBN-13: 978-1-932603-59-0)

3.  Pestronk, A, et al. (1991) Neurology 41: 357-62, (PMID: 1706491)

4.  Lopate, G, et al. (1997) J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 62: 581-5. (PMID: 9219742)

5.  van den Berg, LH, et al. (1993) J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 56: 1164-8. (PMID: 8229027)

6.  Lopate, G, et al. (2005) Neurology 64: 1632-4. (PMID: 15883332)

PDF Report
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Day(s) Performed
Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Upon receipt

Report Available
The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

7 to 14 days

Specimen Retention Time
Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

12 months

Performing Laboratory Location
Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Athena Diagnostics

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Test Classification
Provides information regarding the medical device classification for laboratory test kits and reagents. Tests may be classified as cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and used per manufacturer instructions, or as products that do not undergo full FDA review and approval, and are then labeled as an Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) product.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics have been determined by Athena Diagnostics. Performance characteristics refer to the analytical performance of the test.

CPT Code Information
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.

CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.

83520 x2 Immunoassay, analyte, quant; not otherwise specified

LOINC® Information
Provides guidance in determining the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) values for the order and results codes of this test. LOINC values are provided by the performing laboratory.

Test Id Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FSUAB Sulfatide Autoantibody Test Not Provided
Result Id Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Applies only to results expressed in units of measure originally reported by the performing laboratory. These values do not apply to results that are converted to other units of measure.
FSUAB Sulfatide Autoantibody Test Not Provided

Test Setup Resources

Setup Files
Test setup information contains test file definition details to support order and result interfacing between Mayo Clinic Laboratories and your Laboratory Information System.

Excel | Pdf

Sample Reports
Normal and Abnormal sample reports are provided as references for report appearance.

Normal Reports | Abnormal Reports

SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.

SI Normal Reports | SI Abnormal Reports