TABLE 2

Table 2.  Laboratory aids in the diagnosis of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy.

Note: cerebral biopsy is shown only for comparison - it is no longer either necessary or recommended as a diagnostic procedure.

TEST

SENSITIVITY

SPECIFICITY

EEG

67%

86%

MRI

79%

HIGH

CSF (14-3-3)

91%

91%

CEREBRAL BIOPSY

95%

100%