Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

7 - 11 days

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Test Overview

Test Methodology
Test Usage

Investigating new onset cryptogenic epilepsy with incomplete seizure control and duration of less than 2 years
Investigating new onset cryptogenic epilepsy plus 1 or more of the following accompaniments:
-Psychiatric accompaniments (psychosis, hallucinations)
-Movement disorder (myoclonus, tremor, dyskinesias)
-Cognitive impairment/encephalopathy
-Autoimmune stigmata (personal history or family history or signs of diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorder, vitiligo, premature graying of hair, myasthenia gravis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, idiopathic adrenocortical insufficiency), or multiple sclerosis
-History of cancer
-Smoking history (20+ pack years) or other cancer risk factors
-Investigating seizures occurring within the context of a subacute multifocal neurological disorder without obvious cause, especially in a patient with past or family history of cancer
-A rising autoantibody titer in a previously seropositive patient suggests cancer recurrence

Reference Range

Interpretive report provided.

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect specimen in red top or SST tube. Send to Specimen Processing

Collection Offsite

Collect blood in SST or red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
4 mL serum
Minimum Volume
2.5 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
83519 x 5, 86255 x 13, 86341
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.