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Lab Test Dictionary

Movement Disorder, Autoimmune Evaluation, Spinal Fluid (MDC2)




Ataxia; Chorea; Dyskinesias; Myoclonus; Parkinsonism; PERM; Stiff-man; Stiff-person

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

Mayo Medical Lab

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

5-10 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

3.5-4 mL CSF

Container Type

Sterile Container

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


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

3.5 mL CSF

Processing Instructions

Order in Mayolink and send with Mayo courier Monday-Friday.

Included Tests

Amphiphysin Ab, Anti-Glial Nuclear Ab Type 1, Anti-Neuronal Nuclear Ab Type 1, Anti-Neuronal Nuclear Ab Type 2, Anti-Neuronal Nuclear Ab Type 3, CASPR2-IgG CBA, CRMP-5-IgG Western Blot, CRMP-5-IgG, DPPX Ab IFA, GAD65 Ab Assay, LGl1-IgG CBA, mGluR1 Ab IFA, NMDA-R Ab CBA, Purkinje Cell Cytoplasmic Ab Type TR, Purkinje Cell Cytoplasmic Ab Type 1 and Purkinje Cell Cytoplasmic Ab Type 2. Reflex Tests: Amphiphysin Western Blot; AMPA-R Ab IF Titer Assay; AMPA-R Ab CBA; DPPX Ab IFA Titer; DPPX Ab CBA; G


This is not genetic, does not require auth

CPT Codes

86255 (x14). 84182, 86341; 86255 (x4); 86256 (x5); 84182 (x2)