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Methodology: Immunochromatographic Membrane Assay (ICMA)
Edit Date: 8/22/2007
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 7-10 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: N/A
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in a sterile, plastic vial. Do not use first 2 mL of CSF flow from tap. Avoid a bloody tap. Freeze within 20 minutes of collection. A patient information form, available from the Reference Department, is required. A random urine specimen is also requested, but not required.
Stability: Unstable ambient or refrigerated.
Standard Volume: 5 mL CSF.
Minimum Volume: 2 mL CSF.
Transport: Frozen, on dry ice.
Comments: If submitted, urine specimen is used for potential test validation. No report is issued for the urine.
Rejection Criteria: Avoid bloody tap.

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