Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

7 - 11 days

Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


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Test Overview

Test Methodology

IFA, RIA, Western blot, CBA

Test Usage

Investigating new onset dementia and cognitive impairment plus 1 or more of the following:
-Rapid onset and progression
-Fluctuating course
-Psychiatric accompaniments (psychosis, hallucinations)
-Movement disorder (myoclonus, tremor, dyskinesias)
-Autoimmune stigmata (personal history or family history or signs of diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorder, vitiligo, poliosis [premature graying], myasthenia gravis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus)
-Smoking history (20+ pack years) or other cancer risk factors
-History of cancer
-Inflammatory cerebral spinal fluid
-Neuroimaging findings atypical for degenerative etiology

Reference Range

By report

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in red top or SST tube. Spin and aliquot specimen into a plastic screw capped tube. Send to Specimen Processing refrigerated

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
4 mL
Minimum Volume
2.5 mL

Billing Information

CPT Code
83519 x 5, 86255 x 13, 86341; if reflexes added: 86255, and/or 84182, and/or 86256
Pro Fee Code

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.