May aid in the diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease after other neurodegenerative conditions have been ruled out.
Qualitative Western Blot/Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/Qualitative Real-Time Quaking-Induced Conversion
Patient must be 12 years of age or older.
The first 2 mL of CSF that flows from the tap should be discarded. Transfer 5 mL CSF to ARUP Standard Transport Tubes and freeze immediately. (Min: 2 mL)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Completed requisition form required.
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Indefinitely (One freeze/thaw cycle is acceptable.)
Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory
Repeat testing should be collected no sooner than 2 weeks following last encounter.
86317; 84182; 0035U
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|3001256||14-3-3 Protein Tau, Total, CSF||19146-0|
- Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
- Human Prion Disease
- RT QuIC