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Protein Electrophoresis With Interpretation, Cerebrospinal Fluid

CPT: 84157; 84166
Updated on 03/22/2020
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Synonyms

  • Interpretation, Protein Electrophoresis, CSF

Test Includes

Evaluation of protein electrophoretic bands; protein electrophoresis, CSF


Expected Turnaround Time

4 - 7 days



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Specimen Requirements


Specimen

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)


Volume

2 mL


Minimum Volume

0.8 mL


Container

Sterile container


Storage Instructions

Refrigerate at 2°C to 8°C.


Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Refrigerated

3 days (stability provided by manufacturer or literature reference)

Frozen

1 month (stability provided by manufacturer or literature reference)

Temperature

Period

Refrigerated

3 days (stability provided by manufacturer or literature reference)

Frozen

1 month (stability provided by manufacturer or literature reference)


Causes for Rejection

Gross hemolysis; less than 0.8 mL CSF


Test Details


Use

Diagnose meningitis, tuberculosis, brain abscess, meningovascular syphilis, CVA, neoplastic disease, multiple sclerosis, and other degenerative processes causing neurological disease


Methodology

Electrophoresis on agarose media


Reference Interval

See previous CSF table for interpretation.


LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
261503 Protein Electro + Interp, CSF 002055 Protein, Total, CSF mg/dL 2880-3
261503 Protein Electro + Interp, CSF 122200 Pre-Albumin, CSF % 13973-3
261503 Protein Electro + Interp, CSF 122218 Albumin, CSF % 13974-1
261503 Protein Electro + Interp, CSF 122226 Alpha-1-Globulin, CSF % 13972-5
261503 Protein Electro + Interp, CSF 122234 Alpha-2-Globulin, CSF % 13975-8
261503 Protein Electro + Interp, CSF 122242 Beta Globulin, CSF % 13976-6
261503 Protein Electro + Interp, CSF 122259 Gamma Globulin, CSF % 13977-4
261503 Protein Electro + Interp, CSF 122367 M-Spike % 12782-9
261503 Protein Electro + Interp, CSF 122370 PDF 11502-2
261503 Protein Electro + Interp, CSF 120014 P E Interpretation, CSF 13174-8

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