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Test Code EPC1 Epilepsy, Autoimmune Evaluation, Spinal Fluid

Secondary ID

48406

Useful For

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)

-Headache

-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

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
AEPCI Epilepsy, Interpretation, CSF No Yes
NMDCC NMDA-R Ab CBA, CSF No Yes
VGKCC VGKC-complex Ab IPA, CSF No Yes
LG1CC LGI1-IgG CBA, CSF No Yes
CS2CC CASPR2-IgG CBA, CSF No Yes
GD65C GAD65 Ab Assay, CSF Yes Yes
GABCC GABA-B-R Ab CBA, CSF No Yes
AMPCC AMPA-R Ab CBA, CSF No Yes
ANN1C Anti-Neuronal Nuclear Ab, Type 1 No Yes
ANN2C Anti-Neuronal Nuclear Ab, Type 2 No Yes
ANN3C Anti-Neuronal Nuclear Ab, Type 3 No Yes
AGN1C Anti-Glial Nuclear Ab, Type 1 No Yes
PCA2C Purkinje Cell Cytoplasmic Ab Type 2 No Yes
PCTRC Purkinje Cell Cytoplasmc Ab Type Tr No Yes
AMPHC Amphiphysin Ab, CSF No Yes
CRMC CRMP-5-IgG, CSF No Yes

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
WBNC Paraneoplas Autoantibody WBlot,CSF No No
CRMWC CRMP-5-IgG Western Blot, CSF Yes No
ABLTC Amphiphysin Western Blot, CSF No No
NMOFC NMO/AQP4 FACS, CSF Yes No
NMOTC NMO/AQP4 FACS Titer, CSF No No
AMPIC AMPA-R Ab IF Titer Assay, CSF No No
GABIC GABA-B-R Ab IF Titer Assay, CSF No No
NMDIC NMDA-R Ab IF Titer Assay, CSF No No
PCA1C Purkinje Cell Cytoplasmic Ab Type 1 No No

Testing Algorithm

If indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) (ANN1C, ANN2C, ANN3C, PCA2C, PCTRC, AMPHC, CRMC, AGN1C) is indeterminate, then paraneoplastic autoantibody Western blot is performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA patterns suggest CRMP-5-IgG, then CRMP-5-IgG Western blot is performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA patterns suggest amphiphysin antibody, then amphiphysin Western blot is performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA pattern suggest NMO/AQP4-IgG, then NMO/AQP4-IgG FACS is performed at an additional charge.

 

If NMO/AQP4-IgG FACS screen assay requires further investigation, then NMO/AQP4-IgG FACS titration assay is performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA pattern suggest AMPA-Receptor antibody and AMPA-Receptor antibody CBA is positive, then AMPA-Receptor antibody IF titer assay is performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA pattern suggest GABA-B-Receptor antibody and GABA-B-R Receptor Ab antibody is positive, then GABA-B-R Receptor Ab antibody IF titer assay is performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA pattern suggest NMDA-Receptor antibody and NMDA-Receptor Ab antibody CBA is positive, then NMDA-Receptor Ab antibody IF titer assay is performed at an additional charge.

 

If IFA patterns suggest PCA-1, then Purkinje Cell Cytoplasmic antibody Type 1 assay is performed at an additional charge.

 

Western Blot:

1. Native neuronal antigens: performed to confirm neuronal nuclear and cytoplasmic Ab specificities when IF screening is uninterpretable.

2. Recombinant human collapsin response-mediator protein-5: performed to confirm CRMP-5-IgG when IF screening is uninterpretable. Also performed for more sensitive detection of CRMP-5-IgG.

 

See Epilepsy Autoimmune Evaluation Algorithm, Spinal Fluid in Special Instructions

Method Name

ANN1C, ANN2C, ANN3C, AGN1C, PCA1C, PCA2C, PCTRC, AMPHC, CRMC, AMPIC, GABIC, NMDIC: Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

AMPCC, GABCC, NMDCC, LG1CC, CS2CC: Cell-Binding Assay (CBA)

GD65C: Immunoprecipitation Assay

VGKCC: Radioimmunoassay Assay (RIA)

WBNC, ABLTC: Western Blot

Reporting Name

Epilepsy-Autoimmune Evaluation, CSF

Specimen Type

CSF


Necessary Information


Include name, phone number, mailing address, and e-mail address (if applicable) of ordering physician.



Specimen Required


Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 4 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
CSF Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Frozen  28 days
  Ambient  72 hours

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Reference Values

NEURONAL NUCLEAR ANTIBODIES

Antineuronal Nuclear Antibody-Type 1 (ANNA-1)

<1:2

Antineuronal Nuclear Antibody-Type 2 (ANNA-2)

<1:2

Antineuronal Nuclear Antibody-Type 3 (ANNA-3)

<1:2

Anti-Glial/Neuronal Nuclear Antibody-Type 1 (AGNA-1)

<1:2

 

NEURONAL AND MUSCLE CYTOPLASMIC ANTIBODIES

Purkinje Cell Cytoplasmic Antibody, Type 1 (PCA-1)

<1:2      

Purkinje Cell Cytoplasmic Antibody, Type 2 (PCA-2)

<1:2    

Purkinje Cell Cytoplasmic Antibody, Type TR (PCA-TR)

<1:2

Amphiphysin Antibody

<1:2

Collapsin Response-Mediator Protein-5 Neuronal (CRMP-5-IGG)

<1:2

 

ISLET CELL ANTIBODIES

Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase (GAD65) Antibody Assay

≤0.02 nmol/L

 

AMPA-Receptor Antibody By CBA

CBA: Negative

IFA: <1:2

GABA-B-Receptor Antibody By CBA

CBA: Negative

IFA: <1:2

NMDA-Receptor Antibody By CBA

CBA: Negative

IFA: <1:2

 

Neuronal Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel-Complex Autoantibody

≤0.02 nmol/L

 

WESTERN BLOT

Paraneoplastic Autoantibody, Western Blot Confirmation

Negative

Collapsin Response-Mediator Protein-5-IGG (CRMP-5-IGG) Western Blot

Negative

Amphiphysin Antibody Western Blot

Negative

LGI1-IgG CBA: Negative

CASPR2-IgG CBA: Negative

 

Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)/Aquaporin-4-Igg FACS Assay

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

ANNA-1, ANNA-2, ANNA-3, AGNA-1, PCA-1, PCA-2, PCA-Tr, Amphiphysin, CRMP-5-IgG, AMPIC, GABIC, NMDIC:

Monday through Friday; 11:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m.

 

AMPCC, GABCC, NMDCC, LG1CC, CS2CC: Monday through Friday; 6 a.m.

Paraneoplastic autoantibody Western blot confirmation, CRMP-5-IgG Western blot, Amphiphysin Western blot: Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 8 a.m.

GAD65: Monday to Friday; 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

VGKC: Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; Saturday 6:00 a.m.; Sunday 6:00 a.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

See individual test IDs

CPT Code Information

83519-Neuronal VGKC autoantibody

86255-AGNA-1

86255-Amphiphysin

86255-ANNA-1

86255-ANNA-2

86255-ANNA-3

86255-CRMP-5-IgG

86255-PCA-2

86255-PCA-Tr

86255-AMPAR-Ab

86255-GABAR-Ab

86255-NMDAR-Ab

86341-GAD65

86255-LG1CC

86255-CS2CC

 

86255-PCA-1 (if appropriate)

84182-Amphiphysin Western blot (if appropriate)

84182-CRMP-5 Western blot confirmation (if appropriate)

84182-Paraneoplastic autoantibody Western blot confirmation (if appropriate)

86255-NMO/AQP4-IgG FACS (if appropriate)

86256-AMPAR-Ab titer (if appropriate)

86256-GABAR-Ab titer (if appropriate)

86256-NMDAR-Ab titer (if appropriate)

86256- NMO/AQP4-IgG FACS titer (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
EPC1 Epilepsy-Autoimmune Evaluation, CSF In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
61513 NMDA-R Ab CBA, CSF No LOINC Needed
61514 AMPA-R Ab CBA, CSF 82732-9
61515 GABA-B-R Ab CBA, CSF 82984-6
34258 Epilepsy, Interpretation, CSF 69048-7
61729 VGKC-complex Ab IPA, CSF 68913-3
64280 LGI1-IgG CBA, CSF In Process
64282 CASPR2-IgG CBA, CSF In Process
89079 AGNA-1, CSF 53714-2
5906 Amphiphysin Ab, CSF 56531-7
3852 ANNA-1, CSF 24400-4
7472 ANNA-2, CSF 24401-2
21633 ANNA-3, CSF 35144-5
21650 CRMP-5-IgG, CSF 35385-4
21632 PCA-2, CSF 35143-7
21631 PCA-Tr, CSF 51748-2
21702 GAD65 Ab Assay, CSF 53708-4
36429 Reflex Added No LOINC Needed

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Neurology Specialty Testing Client Test Request (T732) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/neurology-request-form.pdf)