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2 - 5 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
1 mL (Note: this volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
Serum from a red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, serum transfer tube
Serum from tube
Gross hemolysis, grossly lipemic, gross icetrus
Evaluation of Autoimmune Encephalitis Antibody with Reflex to Titer
Negative results do not exclude autoimmune encephalopathy or cancer.
This test does not detect Ma1 or Ma2 antibodies (alias Mata), which are sometimes associated with brainstem and limbic encephalitis in context of testicular germ cell neoplasms.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Labcorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Cell-based Immunofluorescence (IFA)
The Encephalitis Antibody Panel provides an evaluation of possible autoantibodies in patients with suspected autoimmune encephalitis, and optimizes the liklihood of detecting neuronal specific autoantibodies, whether present singly or occurring as multiple autoantibodies.
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