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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Ordering information:

Domestic samples incur a non-rebatable fee of $ AUD150.00

Alternate names:
14-3-3 CJD, 14-3-3 CSF protein, CJD, CSF - CJD, Protein 14-3-3
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
CJD
Specimen types:
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Blood
Container types:
CSF
EDTA
CSF
Minimum Adult Volume:
1 mL
Notes:

This test requires authorisation by the Neurology Registrar or Neurology Consultant.

In addition, please refer to Eastern Health Infection Control CJD procedure and contact Infection Control prior to performing the Lumbar Puncture

Test is run weekly. Samples received by 4 p.m. Friday will have the result issued by the end of the following week.

 

CSF : Tests for 14-3-3 CSF protein

At least 1 mL of CSF is required in a separate (4th), unopened tube.

Double bag specimen. Must be frozen and transported on dry ice.

Blood : Test for PRNP (Prion protein gene)

5 mLs in EDTA tube

Frequency:
Weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
7 days
Laboratory Use Only

  

 

If EMR is not available, Pathology results are available from Auscare.  If you do not have an Auscare login,please complete attached form. https://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/Auscare%20access.pdf

Instruction on how to use Auscare - https://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/Auscare%20instructions.pdf

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREFERRED ORDER OF DRAW