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Test Code ALBSF Albumin, Spinal Fluid


Advisory Information


The SFIN / Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) IgG Index, in conjunction with OLIG / Oligoclonal Banding, Serum and Spinal Fluid is the recommended test for evaluation of multiple sclerosis.



Specimen Required


Specimen Type: Spinal fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as spinal fluid.


Useful For

Assessment of blood-brain barrier permeability

Method Name

Nephelometry

Reporting Name

Albumin, CSF

Specimen Type

CSF

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
CSF Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  28 days
  Ambient  14 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Reference Values

0.0-27.0 mg/dL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; 2 p.m.

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Specimen Retention Time

2 weeks

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

82042

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
ALBSF Albumin, CSF 1746-7

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
ALBSF Albumin, CSF 1746-7