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Test ID: CASF    
IgG/Albumin Ratio, Spinal Fluid

Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011

8271

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

Yes

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

The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) index is useful in the diagnosis of individuals with multiple sclerosis. In the absence of a paired CSF and serum specimen, the CSF IgG/albumin ratio can be assessed.

 

The index is independent of the activity of the demyelinating process.

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

Nephelometry

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

IgG/Albumin Ratio, CSF

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

Albumin Ratio
IgG/Albumin Ratio, CSF
Specific Protein (CSF)