California Encephalitis Antibody, IgM by IFA, CSF
0098898
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
CAL M CSF
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Performed
Tue, Fri
Reported
1-5 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
CSF.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 2 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Contaminated, heat-inactivated, or hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
Less than 1:1  
Interpretive Data
This test is intended to be used as a semi-quantitative means of detecting California Encephalitis Group virus-specific IgM in CSF samples in which there is a clinical suspicion of California Encephalitis Group virus infection. A positive result for IgM may suggest current or recent infection. This test should not be used solely for quantitative purposes, nor should the results be used without correlation to clinical history or other data. La Crosse virus is related within the California Encephalitis Group and generally is reactive with antibody to other viruses within this group.

See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
86651
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0098898California Encephalitis IgM CSF
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Aliases
  • California Encephalitis Antibody, IgM CSF
  • Encephalitis Antibody
  • Encephalitis, La Crosse
  • La Crosse Encephalitis