Ordering Recommendation

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

Mnemonic

ALB CSF

Methodology

Quantitative Immunoturbidimetry

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

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