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Test Code SFIGS IgG, Serum


Specimen Required


Only orderable as part of a profile. For more information see SFIG / Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) IgG Index Profile, Serum and Spinal Fluid.

 

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and aliquot serum within 2 hours of collection.


Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and other CNS inflammatory conditions

Method Name

Only orderable as part of a profile. For more information see SFIG / Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) IgG Index Profile, Serum and Spinal Fluid.

 

Nephelometry

Reporting Name

IgG, S

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus OK

Clinical Information

Elevation of IgG in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) such as multiple sclerosis (MS), neurosyphilis, acute inflammatory polyradiculoneuropathy, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis may be due to local (intrathecal) synthesis of IgG. Elevations of CSF IgG or the CSF/serum IgG ratio may also occur as a result of permeability of the blood brain barrier, and hence, a correction using albumin measurements in CSF and serum is appropriate.

 

The CSF index is the CSF IgG to CSF albumin ratio compared to the serum IgG to serum albumin ratio. The CSF index is, therefore, an indicator of the relative amount of CSF IgG compared to serum. Any increase in the index is a reflection of IgG production in the CNS. The IgG synthesis rate is a mathematical manipulation of the CSF index data and can also be used as a marker for CNS inflammatory diseases. The test is commonly ordered with oligoclonal banding or immunoglobulin kappa free light chains in CSF to aid in the diagnosis of demyelinating conditions.

Reference Values

Only orderable as part of a profile. For more information see SFIG / Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) IgG Index Profile, Serum and Spinal Fluid.

 

0-4 months: 100-334 mg/dL

5-8 months: 164-588 mg/dL

9-14 months: 246-904 mg/dL

15-23 months: 313-1,170 mg/dL

2-3 years: 295-1,156 mg/dL

4-6 years: 386-1,470 mg/dL

7-9 years: 462-1,682 mg/dL

10-12 years: 503-1,719 mg/dL

13-15 years: 509-1,580 mg/dL

16-17 years: 487-1,327 mg/dL

≥18 years: 767-1,590 mg/dL

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Report Available

Same day/1 to 2 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

82784