Turnaround time is approximately two weeks from receipt of the samples for autopsies and approximately three days for biopsies.
14-3-3 Protein, Spinal Fluid
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Real-time quaking-induced conversion assay (RT-QuIC)
Evaluation of patients with rapidly progressive dementia to establish the diagnosis of CJD.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect CSF and place in a sterile tube or container. Freeze. Test can also be performed on frozen or fixed brain tissue, blood, or urine. Tissue can be from autopsy or biopsy. Please note "Suspected CJD" on all specimens and requisition.
A completed National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center (NPDPSC) test request form available online at http://case.edu/med/pathology/centers/npdpsc/pdf/test-request-form.pdf must be submitted with the specimen.