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Albumin, CSF
0050200
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Aids in diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

Mnemonic
ALB CSF
Methodology
Quantitative Nephelometry
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
CSF. 
Specimen Preparation
Centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material. Transfer 1 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Grossly bloody, contaminated, or hemolyzed specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 8 days; Frozen: 1 year (if frozen within 24 hours) (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles) 
Reference Interval
0-35 mg/dL
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
82042
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050200Albumin, CSF1746-7
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Aliases
  • ALB CSF
  • CSF albumin