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Lab Test Dictionary

Encephalopathy, Autoimmune/Paraneoplastic Evaluation, Spinal Fluid (ENC2) (Adults Only)


Specimen Type

CSF

Performing Lab

Mayo Medical Lab


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Daily; Reflex tests: Varies

Standard TAT

8-12 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-4 mL CSF

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

****** PATIENT MUST BE <18 YEARS OLD******ORDER PCDEC FOR PATIENT UNDER 18 YEARS OLD.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 72 Hours; Refrigerated: 28 Days (Preferred); Frozen: 28 Days

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis, Gross lipemia, Gross icterus

Test Volume Required

4 mL CSF

Minimum Test Volume

2 mL CSF

Processing Instructions

Order test in Mayolink and send with Mayo Courier Monday-Friday.


Comments

For pediatric patients, refer to Mayo TC PCDEC.


CPT Codes

86255 (x21), 86341; 84182; 86256 (x22); 86255 (x9); 84182 (x6)


Revised

5/16/24

Initials

SA