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CEREBROSPINAL FLUID

Synonym(s):

CSF

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​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.

Storage and Transport

Method

Test Results

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​90% of cases reported within 2 working days and 100% of cases reported within 7 working days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Daily

Remarks

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