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Laboratory Medicine

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Paraneoplastic Autoantibodies Panel, CSF

Test Name

Paraneoplastic Autoantibodies Panel, CSF

CSF Tube Urine sample Specimen Type / Requirements


Container Type = Sterile, screw-capped transport tube or CSF tube.

Preferred volume to collect: 1.0 mL CSF

Minimum volume to collect: 0.5 mL CSF

Neonate volume to collect: 0.5 mL CSF

Serum sample are also acceptable.

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in a red or gold top tube with or without gel separator. Please note that EDTA, heparin and citrate plasma is also acceptable Ensure sample is mixed appropriately. Biochemist approval is required prior to ordering this test Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Send all serum and CSF samples to Mitogen VIA ICL transport. Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection.

Stability: Samples may be stored up to 14 days refrigerated (2°C to 8°C). For longer storage freeze at -20°C.

Rejection Criteria: Unlabeled or samples of non sufficient quantity.

Transportation: Send samples to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

15 days

Other Comments

See Interpretative Comments

Reference Value


Test Code



Immunoflurorescence Assay (IFA) and Immunobolt.

Testing Location

Referred Out – AB, Canada (ROMIT17)

Other Information

Last Updated: September 25, 2020