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Pediatric Autoimmune Central Nervous System Disorders Evaluation (PCDES)


NMDCS: Cell Binding Assay (CBA)


Encephalitis, Myelitis, Encephalopathy, Myelopathy pediatric, Myelopathy child

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

Mayo Medical Lab

Lab Test Days

Monday-Friday 5 a.m., 7 a.m., 5 p.m.

Standard TAT

10-13 days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

8mL of Serum

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp=72 hours; Refrigerated=28 Days (Preferred); Frozen=28 Days

Test Volume Required

4mL of Serum

Minimum Test Volume

2mL of Serum

Processing Instructions

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

CPT Codes

83519 x3, 86341, 86255 x11