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Test Code ALBSF Albumin, Spinal Fluid

Advisory Information

The SFIN / Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) IgG Index, in conjunction with OLIG / Oligoclonal Banding, Serum and Spinal Fluid is the recommended test for evaluation of multiple sclerosis.

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Spinal fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as spinal fluid.

Useful For

Assessment of blood-brain barrier permeability

Method Name


Reporting Name

Albumin, CSF

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
CSF Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  28 days
  Ambient  14 days

Reference Values

0.0-27.0 mg/dL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; 2 p.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
ALBSF Albumin, CSF 1746-7


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
ALBSF Albumin, CSF 1746-7