|Test||14-3-3 Protein CSF|
|Methodology||Immunochemiluminometric Assay (ICMA)|
|Description||Useful for supporting, in conjunction with other tests, a diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in patients with rapidly progressive dementia when other neurodegenerative conditions have been excluded.|
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
1. Obtain aliquot from second collection vial.
2. Immediately place aliquot on ice.
1. Specimens that have not been kept refrigerated, or which have been tested for other analytes previously, may give a false-positive result.
2. Hemolyzed specimens will give false-positive results. Specimens should be centrifuged to remove any red cells before shipping. The test will be canceled if there is any level of hemolysis present.
Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Neurology Test Request Form-General (T732) with the specimen
|Reference Values||Normal: < or =2.0 ng/mL
Elevated: >2.0 ng/mL
|Analytic Time||6 Days|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday, Thursday: 2 p.m.|