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Test Catalog

Test ID: MDC2    
Movement Disorder, Autoimmune Evaluation, Spinal Fluid

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If IFA suggests amphiphysin antibody, then amphiphysin Western blot are performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA pattern suggest AMPA-R antibody, then AMPA-R cell-binding assay (CBA) and AMPA-R titer are performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA pattern suggests DPPX antibody, then DPPX CBA and DPPX titer are performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA pattern suggests GABA-B-R antibody, then GABA-B-R CBA and GABA-B-R titer are performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA pattern suggests mGluR1 antibody, then mGluR1 CBA and mGluR1 titer are performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA pattern suggests NMDA-R antibody and NMDA-R CBA is positive, then NMDA-R titer is performed at an additional charge.

 

If indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) suggests ANN1C, ANN2C, ANN3C, PCA1C, PCA2C, PCTRC, or AGN1C, then paraneoplastic autoantibody Western blot is performed at an additional charge.

 

See Movement Disorder Autoimmune Evaluation Algorithm-Spinal Fluid in Special Instructions.

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

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

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

3.5 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