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Lab Test Dictionary

Pediatric Autoimmune Encephalopathy/CNS Disorder Evaluation, Spinal Fluid (PCDEC) (Pediatric Only)


Synonyms

Encephalitis; Myelitis; Encephalopathy; Myelopathy, pediatric; Myelopathy, child; ABC

Specimen Type

CSF

Performing Lab

Mayo Medical Lab


Epic ID

LAB080062

Lab Test Days

Monday-Sunday; Reflex tests: Varies

Standard TAT

8-12 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-4 mL CSF

Container Type

Sterile Container


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 adult patients, refer to Mayo TC ENC2.


CPT Codes

86255 (x10), 86341, 86053; 84182 (x3); 86256 (x8); 86255 (x4); 86053


Revised

7/11/24

Initials

SA