Creuztfeld-Jakob Disease Monitor
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Available as a research test only. Requires ordering physician to access the CJD Surveillance, National Prion Disease Center website. On the CJD Surveillance web site, follow the menu to forms for the paperwork necessary and send a CSF (2 mL) and a urine sample (100 mL) to the National Prion Disease Center. In CSF, the analysis searches for the presence of the 14-3-3protein. The 14-3-3 protein is a marker for some prion diseases, such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), when a number of other neurodegenerative conditions are excluded. Notify Commercial Mailouts by calling 356-8593 when a sample is being collected for this test. The result for this is faxed directly to the ordering physician. The result will not be placed in Epic. Commercial Mailouts only facilities the collection and shipment of the samples.