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VZV antibody index (AI) (Cerebrospinal fluid (csf))

Specimens: 2 ml Serum + 2 ml Cerebrospinal fluid (csf)
Preanalytics/Notes:

CSF and serum samples must be drawn on the same day.For PCR analysis, a separate CSF tube is always required.

Analysis includes csf/serum ratio of igg, iga and igm.

Method: EIA
Set-up: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Duration: 3 days
Indication/Significance:

Suspicion of CNS infection caused by VZV or polyspecific immune response (e.g. MRZ-reaction in the case of autoimmune CNS inflammations)

Interpretation:
Further tests: Antibody index (AI) is always automatically performed together with oligoclonal bands and charged for. Analysis of csf with oligoclonal bands, REIBER's quotient diagram

Reference range / valuation (openclose)

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Abrechnung GOÄ

Die Kosten werden für den i. d. R. genutzten 1,15-fachen GOÄ-Satz dargestellt. Wird die Unter­suchung nicht in Ihrem regionalen Labor durch­geführt, erfolgt die Analyse in dem Labor, das im Leistungs­ver­zeich­nis genannt ist. In diesem Fall gilt der dort für die Untersuchung angegebene Preis.