ALBUMIN, CSF

Mnemonic

MISC

Synonym

CSF ALB - CSF Albumin

Guidelines

Aids in the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

CSF, collect in a sterile container

Handling

Centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material. Transfer 1.0 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL CSF

Minimum Volume

0.4 mL CSF

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly bloody or hemolyzed specimens.

Stability

Room Temperature (18-26 °C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8 °C): 8 days; Frozen (≤ -20 °C): 1 year

Testing Information

Performed

Sunday - Saturday

Reported

48-72 hours

Method

Quantitative Nephelometry

Referral Lab

ARUP (0050200)

Reference Values

Reference Values

0-35 mg/dL

CPT Codes

82042

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:55 AM