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Beta Amyloid 42/Tau Protein Analysis, CSF
|Approval req'd?||Yes, for inpatient test requests|
|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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For outpatients download the Neurology PDF form for Commercial Insurance or Self-pay. For inpatients download the Neurology PDF form for Hospitals, Labs and Clinics.
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|Container type||Special polypropylene tube|
|Amount to Collect||2 mL 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.
|Turn around times||2 weeks|
|CPT coding||83520 x3|
|Last Updated||1/4/2016 3:23:29 PM|