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Lab Test Dictionary

Epilepsy, Autoimmune Evaluation, Spinal Fluid (EPC2)


IFA; CBA; Immunoprecipitaion Assay; RIA; Western Blot

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

Mayo Medical Lab

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

3-10 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-4 mL CSF

Container Type

Sterile Container

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 72 Hours; Refrigerated: 28 Days; Frozen: 28 Days

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis; Gross lipemia

Test Volume Required

4 mL CSF

Minimum Test Volume

2 mL CSF

Included Tests

NMDA-R Ab CBA, VGKC-complex Ab IPA, GAD65 Ab Assay, GABA-B-R Ab CBA, AMPA-R Ab CBA, Anti-Neuronal Nuclear Ab, Type 1-3, Anti-Glial Nuclear Ab, Type 1, Purkinje Cell Cytoplasmic Ab, Type 2, Tr, Amphiphysin Ab and CRMP-5-IgG. Reflexes: Paraneoplastic Autoantibody WBlot; Amphiphysin WBlot; AMPA-R Ab IF Titer Assay; GABA-B-R Ab Titer Assay; NMDA-R Ab IF Titer Assay; Purkinje Cell Cytoplasmic Ab Type 1; NMO/AQP4 FACS; NMO/AQP4 FACS Titer; CRMP-5-IgG WBlot

CPT Codes

86341, 86255 x17