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Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM) Virus Antibodies, IgG & IgM, CSF
2001628
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
LCM 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
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
CSF.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min 0.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Contaminated, hemolyzed, or heat-inactivated specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
2001629Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM) Virus Antibody, IgG, CSF< 1:1 Negative - No significant level of LCM virus IgG antibody detected.
³ 1:1 Positive - Presence of IgG antibody to LCM virus detected, suggestive of current or past infection.
2001630Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM) Virus Antibody, IgM, CSF< 1:1 Negative - No significant level of LCM virus IgM antibody detected.
³ 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.


Compliance Statement D: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
Note
CPT Code(s)
86727 x2
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2001631LCM Virus Ab, IgG, CSF9766-7
2001632LCM Virus Ab, IgM, CSF9768-3
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Aliases
  • LCM Antibodies, CSF