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Test Name:Paraneoplastic autoantibody evaluation, spinal fluid
Test Number:994
Collect:4.0 mL spinal fluid (CSF)
Minimum Volume:2.0 mL spinal fluid (CSF)
Alternate Collect:None
Container:Mayo Sterile Screw Top Transfer Tube
Processing:Do not spin; submit entire specimen
Transport/Stability:Refrigerated (preferred) - 28 days
Ambient - 72 hours
Frozen - 28 days
Alternate Names:Anti-Hu
Cerebellar Antibodies
Dorsal Root Ganglion Antibody
Hu Antibody
Neuron Restricted Autoantibodies
Neuronal Nuclear Antibody
Ovarian Cancer-Related Antibodies
Paraneoplastic Neurological Autoimmunity
Purkinje Cell Cytoplasmic Antibodies
Ri, Anti
Performing Lab:Mayo Clinic Laboratories (PAC1); R-NX
Days Set Up:Mo - Su
Expected TAT:3 - 4 days if Negative
5 - 8 days if Positive
Ref. Ranges:Negative at < 1:2
Processing Details:
Useful for:
- An aid in the diagnosis of paraneoplastic neurological autoimmune disorders related to carcinoma of lung, breast, ovary, thymoma, or Hodgkin's lymphoma
- In patients with a history of tobacco use or other lung cancer risk, or if thymoma is suspected, PAVAL/83380 Paraneoplastic Autoantibody Evaluation, Serum is also recommended.

Test includes:
Paraneoplastic Interpretation, CSF; Anti-Neuronal Nuclear Ab, Type 1; Anti-Neuronal Nuclear Ab, Type 2; Anti-Neuronal Nuclear Ab, Type 3; Anti-Glial Nuclear Ab, Type 1; Purkinje Cell Cytoplasmic Ab Type 1; Purkinje Cell Cytoplasmic Ab Type 2; Purkinje Cell Cytoplasmc Ab Type Tr; Amphiphysin Ab, CSF; CRMP-5-IgG, CSF
Method:Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA), Radioimmunoassay
, Cell-Binding Assay (CBA) and Western Blot
CPT Codes:86255 x 9

Reflex testing:(if appropriate):
84182 x 3
86255 x 7
86256 x 7
Date Created:06/05/2013
Revised Date:06/14/2019