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Test Name: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Test Code(s): CJD / HCCJD

CPT Code(s): 86317, 84182

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory.


Specimen Requirements

Collection Instructions: CSF should be obtained by lumbar puncture. Discard the first 2 mL of CSF which flows from the tap, then collect the next 2 mL of CSF.

Avoid bloody tap.

Sample Analyzed: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) aliquot

Volume Required: Preferred: 2 mL
Pediatrics: 1 mL

Specimen Transport: Ship on 4-5 lbs dry ice via overnight courier. Do not ship on Fridays.


Interpretation

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

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