Not recommended as a stand-alone test. Panel that includes lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) virus IgG and IgM antibodies is preferred (2001628).
- Patient Preparation
- Specimen Preparation
- Transfer 0.75 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min 0.2 mL)
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Contaminated, heat-inactivated, or hemolyzed specimens.
- After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
≥ 1:1 Positive - Presence of IgM antibody to LCM virus detected, suggestive of current or past infection.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2001632||LCM Virus Ab, IgM, CSF||9768-3|
- LCM IgM Antibody, CSF