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Protein Electrophoresis, CSF with Interp *

SIM

29240 

CPT

84157;84166 

Synonyms

PE,CSF; CSF, Protein Electrophoresis 

Specimen Type

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) 

Container

Sterile container

Collection Instructions

Collected by physician

Volume

Volume: 2 ml 
Min. volume: 0.8 ml 

Additional Information

Diagnose meningitis, tuberculosis, brain abscess, CVA, meningovascular syphilis; neoplastic disease, multiple sclerosis and other degenerative processes causing neurological disease

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

Send original tube, unless shared with other reference lab tests.

Transport Requirements

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

7 days 

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis; less than 0.8 ml. of CSF

Reference Range

Reference range and interpretation accompanies report

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Evaluation of protein electrophoretic bands;protein electrophoresis,CSF 

Methodology

Electrophoresis on agarose media 

Testing Frequency

 

LCA

261503 

Reviewed By

Teresa Price                

Reviewed Date

2/14/2018

Supplemental

*   Reference Lab Test

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