14-3-3 Protein Tau/Theta, CSF : 1004748

Message
NPDPSC Test Request Form must be completed which includes patient personal and medical history.

Request Form available at http://ltd.aruplab.com/Tests/Pdf/385

Test Code
C1433P or 1004748

Alias/See Also
CJD; Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease; Human Prion Disease

CPT Codes
0035U

Instructions
CSF.

Transport Container
The first 2 mL of CSF that flows from the tap should be discarded. Transfer 5 mL CSF to standard transport tubes. (Min: 2 mL)

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.

Specimen Stability
Ambient: 48 hours: Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Indefinitely (Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Specimens exposed to more than one freeze/thaw cycle.

Methodology
Western Blot/Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/Qualitative Real-Time Quaking-Induced Conversion

Setup Schedule
Varies

Report Available
7-17 days (From receipt at performing laboratory)

Reference Range
By report.

Performing Laboratory
National Prion Institute



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.