5368 - Overview: Central Nervous System Consultation, Autopsy

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Test Name

Test ID: 5368    
Central Nervous System Consultation, Autopsy

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Evaluation of congenital neurological disease


Evaluation of neurodegenerative disease


Evaluation of cases with a complex neurological or neurosurgical history


Evaluation of sudden unexplained death


Not for cases under litigation without preauthorization

Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
65094CNS w/Spinal Cord Consult, AutopsyNoNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When only a brain is submitted, this test will be performed and charged.

When both a brain and spinal cord are submitted, 65094 / Central Nervous System with Spinal Cord Consultation, Autopsy (Bill Only) will be performed and this test (5368) will be credited.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Includes hematoxylin and eosin stains. Additional special stains or procedures necessary for diagnosis will be billed separately.

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Central Nervous Sys Consult,Autopsy

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Brain autopsy
Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (CJD)
Alzheimer's Disease
Parkinson's Disease
Neurodegenerative disease
Brain donation