Item Value
Test name Beta Amyloid 42/Tau Protein Analysis, CSF
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 2 weeks
Performed by Athena
Normal range
Container type Special polypropylene tube
Amount to Collect 2 mL CSF
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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Sample type CSF

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