Indirect Immunofluorescent assay, RIA, Western blot, Cell Binding assay
Evaluating new onset encephalopathy (noninfectious or metabolic) comprising confusional states, psychosis, delirium, memory loss, hallucinations, movement disorders, sensory or motor complaints, seizures, dyssomnias, ataxias, nausea, vomiting, inappropriate antidiuresis, coma, dysautonomias, or hypoventilation in serum specimens
11 - 14 days
Collect specimen in red top or SST tube. Spin and aliquot into a screw capped plastic tube. Send to Specimen processing refrigerated.