May aid in the diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease after other neurodegenerative conditions have been ruled out.
Freeze specimen (if possible at -80 °C) in a sterile container within 20 minutes of collection.
The sample should be frozen as soon as possible (within 2-3 hours of sample collection). If the sample is left un-frozen for a prolonged time (10-24 hours) a comment should be included on the request form.
If possible, freeze and store at -80 °C
Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)