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Protein Electrophoresis with Immunofixation, CSF *

SIM

29290 

CPT

86335; 84166; 84157 

Synonyms

CSF IEP; CSF IFE, CSF Immunoelectrophoresis; CSF Immunofixation; IFE/Protein Electrophoresis CSF; Globulins, CSF 

Specimen Type

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) 

Container

Sterile container

Collection Instructions

Collected by physician

Volume

Volume: 5 ml. 
Minimum volume: 2 ml. 

Additional Information

Evaluate possible multiple sclerosis, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, and other chronic CNS disorders associate with local IgG synthesis

Patient Preparation

Specimen Processing Instructions

Send original tube, unless shared with other reference lab tests

Transport Requirements

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

 Refrigerated: 7 days 

Rejection Criteria

Bloody CSF, clotted CSF, less than 2 ml. of CSF

Reference Range

Reference Range accompanies report

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Immunofixation of CSF;CSF protein electrophoresis 

Methodology

Agarose gel immunofixation (IFE); protein electrophoresis on agarose media 

Testing Frequency

 

LCA

001438 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride            

Reviewed Date

2/20/2018

Supplemental

* Denotes  Reference Lab Test

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 20, 2018

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