Detection of intrathecally-produced organism-specific antibodies in CSF indicates central nervous system infection. However, serum levels of organism-specific antibodies, blood-brain barrier integrity, and possible CSF contamination by blood should be considered when assessing CSF results.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Transport Temperature: Room temperature Reject Criteria: Grossly hemolyzed, grossly lipemic, icteric, turbid or contaminated samples