83210:CYSTICERCUS ANTIBODY, IgG, CSF

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83210:CYSTICERCUS ANTIBODY, IgG, CSF
Alias Names: Tapeworm / Taenia solium / T. solium
Methodology: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Edit Date: 10/5/2010
Performed: Tuesday, Friday
Released: 1-5 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
CPT Code: 86682-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Handling: Refrigerate.
Stability: 24 hours ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 1 year frozen. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
Standard Volume: 1 mL CSF
Minimum Volume: 200 µL CSF
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Diagnosis of central nervous system infections can be accomplished by demonstrating the presence of intrathecally-produced specific antibody. Interpretation of results may be complicated by low antibody levels found in CSF, passive transfer of antibody from blood, and contamination via bloody taps.
Rejection Criteria: Serum; hemolyzed, icteric, contaminated, or heat-inactivated specimen.