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Test Code MISC6ATHENA4681 Recombx® CV2 Autoantibody Test

Department

SEND OUTS

Reference Lab Test Number

4681

Collection Requirements

Please label each specimen tube with two forms of patient identification. These forms of identification must also appear on the requisition form.

Alternate Specimen: CSF collected in a sterile leak-proof container

Primary Collection Container

Red (No Gel)

Alternate Collection Container

Gold (SST)

Transport

Serum or CSF refrigerated

Preferred Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Processing

Serum must be separated from whole blood within 48 hours of collection.

Stability

Serum:

Ambient: 72 hours

Refrigerated: 28 days

Frozen: 28 days

CSF:

Ambient: 72 hours

Refrigerated: 28 days

Frozen: 28 days

Minimum Testing Volume

0.5 mL

Reference Range

Serum <1:100; CSF <1:1

Methodology

Automated Nanoliter Scale Immunoassay

Reported

4-6 days

CPT Codes

83520

Additional Information

Anti-CV2 antibody can be detected in patients with paraneoplastic neurological syndromes that include the acute or subacute onset of a sensory neuropathy, limbic encephalitis, encephalomyelitis, chorea, or cerebellar degeneration. This semi-quantitative assay may be useful in monitoring therapeutic responses in select cases.