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14-3-3 PROTEIN, CSF

Mnemonic

CSF 14-3-3

Guidelines

Evaluation of patients with rapidly progressive dementia to establish the diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

CSF, sterile vial

Handling

Obtain aliquot from second collection vial.  Immediately place aliquot on ice.  Send specimen in plastic vial.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis

Testing Information

Note

Specimens that have not been kept refrigerated or which have been tested for other analytes previously, may give a false-positive result.

Performed

Mon, Thu

Reported

3-6 days

Method

Immunochemiluminometric Assay (ICMA)

Referral Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratories (P1433)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

83520

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 03:15:26 PM


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