A minimum of 1 mL of CSF should be collected; 2 to 3 mL preferred. Collect specimen in Shandon Fixative supplied by the Cytology Laboratory. Send by hand to the Cytology Laboratory as soon as possible - See Non-Gynaecological smear, fluid and Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) - General Instruction for details. A cytology non-gynaecological CPOE request that is completed and properly filled up - see the CPOE request for details.
90% of cases reported within 2 working days and 100% of cases reported within 5 working days