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Test Catalog

Test ID: MSP2    
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Profile, Serum and Spinal Fluid

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

CSF
Serum

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

Both serum and spinal fluid are required. Spinal fluid must be obtained within 1 week of serum draw.

 

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as serum.

 

Specimen Type: Spinal fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as spinal fluid.

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

Serum, Spinal Fluid: 0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus OK
Criteria apply to serum specimens only.
For CSF specimens, the criteria do not apply.

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)14 days
 Ambient 14 days
 Frozen 14 days
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Ambient 14 days
 Frozen 14 days