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Beta Amyloid 42/Tau Protein Analysis, CSF

Item Value
Approval req'd? Yes, for inpatient test requests
Available Stat? No
Test code ABTAU
Performed by Athena
Sendout? Yes
Method ELISA
Collection Instructions CSF must be collected in special polypropylene transport tube.
These tubes can be obtained from the Parnassus Clinical Laboratory Specimen Receiving Desk (M-521; 415-353-1667) or from the Memory and Aging Center (1500 Owens St., Suite 320; San Francisco, CA 94158; Phone: 415-353-2057]. Please request a special polypropylene tube for Beta Amyloid 42/Tau Protein Analysis, CSF.

Sample must be accompanied with completed Athena Test Requisition when submitted to the Clinical Laboratory.

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Container type Special polypropylene tube
Amount to Collect 2 mL CSF
Sample type CSF
Preferred volume 2 mL CSF
Min. Volume 2 mL CSF
UCSF Rejection Criteria Samples not collected in special polypropylene tube.
Processing notes DO NOT TRANSFER SAMPLE TO ANOTHER TUBE!. Sample must remain in the special polypropylene tube in which is was collected.

Refrigerate if necessary for a maximum of 24 hours. Transport to CB frozen. Ship to Athena frozen. Use Athena test code #177.
Normal range
Synonyms AB42; Altzheimer's
Turn around times 2 weeks
CPT coding 83520-90 x 3
Last Updated 6/24/2016 12:12:44
Entry Number 1543
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