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49369:PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS, CEREBROSPINAL FLUID (CSF)
Methodology:High Resolution Gel Electrophoresis
Edit Date:3/17/2009
Performed:Monday - Friday
Released:1-3 days of receipt in lab
CPT Code:84166
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:Collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Note: If physician wants to determine the presence of Oligoclonal Bands in CSF for diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, the appropriate test to order is Oligoclonal Banding (49340) or Multiple Sclerosis Panel (49300). See specific Unit Codes for proper specimen submission.
Handling:Transport in original tube or tube with no additives or preservatives. Refrigerate.
Stability:2 hours ambient, 5 days refrigerated, or 30 days frozen.
Standard Volume:5 mL CSF.
Minimum Volume:2.5 mL CSF.
Transport:Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria:Insufficient CSF volume.
Reference Range:
See patient report.