FIMMC - Specimen: Immunoglobulins, CSF Quantitative

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FIMMC    
Immunoglobulins, CSF Quantitative

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated 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.

Submit 1 mL of spinal fluid (CSF), centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material. Send refrigerate in a plastic vial.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.6 mL

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

Hemolysis:

Mild reject; Gross reject

Thawing:

Warm reject; Cold OK

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 temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
CSFRefrigerated (preferred)8 days
 Frozen 365 days
 Ambient 8 hours