CNSA - Overview: Central Nervous System Consultation, Autopsy

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CNSA    
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 tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
NERPCNecropsy, regionalNoNo
NESPCNecropsy, single organNoNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When only a brain is submitted, NERPC / Necropsy, regional will be charged.

When both a brain and spinal cord are submitted, NESPC / Necropsy, single organ will be charged.

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to 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.

Yes

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

Neuropathology Consult

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

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