Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM) Virus Antibody, IgM, CSF
2001630
Ordering Recommendation
Submit With Order
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.
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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Cross References
  • LCM IgM Antibody, CSF