FADMK - Specimen: ADmark Phospho-Tau/Total-Tau/A Beta 42, Analysis & Interp, CSF (Symptomatic)

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Test Name

Test ID: FADMK    
ADmark Phospho-Tau/Total-Tau/A Beta 42, Analysis & Interp, CSF (Symptomatic)

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.

Specimen Type: Spinal Fluid

Sources: CSF

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:  Collect 2 mL of spinal fluid (CSF). Ship frozen.

 

2 mL CSF in a polypropylene transfer tube, shipped frozen.

 

Note: Collection date is required.

         Tubes from the standard Lumbar puncture kit are generally not polypropylene

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

0.5 mL

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

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icteric

NA

Other

Glass, polystyrene, and polyethylene tubes not acceptable.

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
CSFFrozen (preferred)120 days
 Refrigerated 21 days