Ordering Recommendation

Aids in the evaluation of the integrity of the blood brain barrier.

Mnemonic

ALB CSF

Methodology

Quantitative Immunoturbidimetry

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-3 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

CSF.

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material. Transfer 1 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Grossly bloody, contaminated, or hemolyzed specimens.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 6 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Reference Interval

0-35 mg/dL

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

82042

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050200 Albumin, CSF 1746-7
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Aliases

  • ALB CSF
  • CSF albumin
Albumin, CSF