UCSF Navigation Bar

UCSF Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Home Page

Lab Manual for UCSF Clinical Laboratories

Lab Manual for SFGH

Internal Resources

Click here for more information about laboratory operations and procedures

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667

Search Our Test Menu

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. Sample must be accompanied with completed Athena Test Requisition when submitted to the Clinical Laboratory.
Container type Special polypropylene tube
Amount to Collect 2 mL CSF
Sample type CSF
Preferred volume 2 mL CSF
Min. Volume 2 mL CSF
Processing notes 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 x3
Last Updated 8/7/2014 9:50:52 AM
Entry Number 1543
UCSF home page UCSF home page About UCSF Search UCSF UCSF Medical Center