Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM) Virus Antibody, IgM, CSF
2001630
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
LCM 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 0.75 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min 0.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Contaminated, heat-inactivated, or hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
< 1:1 Negative - No significant level of LCM virus IgM antibody detected.
≥ 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.

See Compliance Statement D: www.aruplab.com/CS  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
86727
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2001632LCM Virus Ab, IgM, CSF
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Aliases
  • LCM IgM Antibody, CSF