CYST - Specimen: Cysticercus Antibody, ELISA (CSF)

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CYST    
Cysticercus Antibody, ELISA (CSF)

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.

Specimen Type: Spinal Fluid

Sources: CSF

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:  Submit 1 mL of spinal fluid (CSF) in a sterile, plastic screw-cap vial. Refrigerate specimen after collection and ship at refrigerate temperature.

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

0.1 mL

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

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm OK, Cold OK

Lipemia

NA

Icteric

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)14 days
 Frozen 30 days
 Ambient 7 days