Specimens that have not been kept refrigerate or which have been tested for other analytes previously, may give a false-positive result.
Specimen Collection Requirements
1. Obtain aliquot from second collection vial.
2. Immediately place aliquot on ice.
3. Send specimen in plastic vial.
Immunochemiluminometric Assay (ICMA)
Normal: <1.5 ng/mL
Elevated: > or =1.5 ng/mL; compatible with, but not diagnostic of, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
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