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90715:CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE
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.