49300:MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PANEL

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49300:MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PANEL
Alias Names: MS PANEL
Methodology: Isoelectric Focusing; Nephelometry (NEPH)
Edit Date: 4/3/2005
Components: Albumin, Serum; Albumin, CSF; Immunoglobulin G (IgG)Serum; Immunoglobulin G (IgG), CSF; Immunoglobulin G (IgG) Synthesis Panel, CSF; Multiple Sclerosis Interpretation; Oligoclonal Bands, Serum.
Performed: Twice weekly
Released: 36 hours with pathologist interpretation
CPT Code: 82040, 82042, 82784 x2, 83916
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Two specimens required: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST) or 5 mL red top tube, and 5 mL cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Both serum and cerebrospinal fluid are required for this test. They must be drawn within 7 days of each other and must be submitted together.
Handling: Centrifuge and separate serum from cells immediately. Refrigerate.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum and 2 mL CSF.
Minimum Volume: 0.8 mL serum and 1 mL CSF.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Serum not submitted; plasma; insufficient CSF volume.

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