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Test Code MISC6ATHENA4711 Paraneoplastic Neurological Syndromes Evaluation with Recombx®, Initial Assessment

Department

SEND OUTS

Reference Lab Test Number

4711

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: Room temperature, avoid freezing. Ship same day. Refrigerate if not shipped same day. CSF: Samples may be shipped frozen, refrigerated

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

By Report

Methodology

Automated Nanoliter Scale Immunoassay

Reported

4-6 days

CPT Codes

83520 x6

Additional Information

Anti-Hu, anti-Yo, anti-CV2, anti-Ma, anti-Ta, anti-Ri, and anti-Amphiphysin antibodies are found in patients with Stiff-Person syndrome, encephalomyelitis, sensory (motor) neuropathy, cerebellar degeneration, chorea, limbic encephalitis, optic neuritis, autonomic neuropathy, brainstem encephalitis, and/or opsoclonus-myoclonus. This semi-quantitative assay may be useful in monitoring therapeutic responses in select cases.