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)
-Headache
-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

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

7 - 11 days

Soft Order Code
DMS2
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo (DMS2)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

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

Alternate Specimen
SST is acceptable
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
4 mL
Minimum Volume
2.5 mL
Billing
CPT Code
86341, 86255 x18
Fee Code
AA273, AA940 x18
NY State Approved
No