14-3-3 Protein, Spinal Fluid
Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing
Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.
Collection Container/Tube: Sterile vial
Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial
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 (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/neurology-request-form.pdf)
Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.
1 mL CSF on ice; Pediatric or minimum volume: 0.6 mL CSF on ice
Mild reject; Gross reject
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.
|CSF||Refrigerated (preferred)||7 days|