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Test ID: P1433    
14-3-3 Protein, Spinal Fluid

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

CSF

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

Collection Instructions:

1. Obtain aliquot from second collection vial.

2. Immediately place aliquot on ice.

Additional Information:

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, submit a General Request Form (Supply T239) with the specimen.

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

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

Mild reject; Gross reject

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
CSFRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 90 days