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Lab Test Dictionary

Meningoencephalitis Comprehensive Panel, CSF (12597)

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Collection Information

Specimen Required

3-4 mL CSF

Container Type

Sterile Container

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 4 Days; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis; Gross icteric

Test Volume Required

4 mL CSF

Minimum Test Volume

3 mL CSF

Included Tests

California Encephalitis Virus Antibody Panel, IFA, CSF Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Antibody, IFA, CSF St. Louis Encephalitis Virus Antibody, IFA, CSF Western Equine Encephalitis Virus (IgG, IgM) Antibody Panel, IFA, CSF Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM) Virus (IgG, IgM) Antibody, IFA, CSF Adenovirus Antibody, CSF Influenza Virus Type A and B Antibodies, CSF Measles (Rubeola) (IgG, IgM) Antibody Panel, IFA, CSF Mumps Antibody Panel, IFA, CSF Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody, ACIF, CSF Coxsackie A Antibodies, CSF Echovirus Antibodies, CSF West Nile Virus Antibodies (IgG, IgM), CSF Herpes Simplex Virus 1/2 (IgG) Type Antibody, CSF

CPT Codes

86651 (x2), 86652 (x2), 86653 (x2), 86654 (x2), 86727 (x2), 86603, 86710 (x2), 86765 (x2), 86735 (x2), 86787, 86658 (x11), 86788, 86789, 86695, 86696