Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM), CSF
Label Mnemonic: LCMCSF
Epic Lab Code: LAB3524
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
CSF
Collection Medium:
CSF collection kit
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 1 mL CSF
Absolute
Rejection Criteria:
Heat-inactivated, contaminated or hemolyzed specimens.
Turn Around Time:
5 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM) Virus Antibody, IgG, CSF Is less than 1:1 Negative - No significant level of LCM virus IgG antibody detected. Is greater than or equal to 1:1 Positive - Presence of IgG antibody to LCM virus detected, suggestive of current or past infection. Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM) Virus Antibody, IgM, CSF Is less than 1:1 Negative - No significant level of LCM virus IgM antibody detected. Is greater than or equal to 1:1 Positive - Presence of IgM antibody to LCM virus detected, suggestive of current or past infection.
Interpretive Data:
The best evidence for current infection is a significant change on two appropriately timed specimens, where both tests are done in the same laboratory at the same time.
Methodology:
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
CPT Code:
86727(x2)