The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Placental alkaline phosphatase (PlALP, CSF)

Placental alkaline phosphatase (PlALP, CSF)

CSF AFP, hCG and PlALP are measured for diagnosis or follow-up of a pineal tumour.

Tube 09 (CSF) - Plain CSF
ID Tests&Tubes0229
Additional Information Blood stained CSF not suitable. A SERUM (gold top) SAMPLE MUST BE SENT AT THE SAME TIME to enable calculation of blood/CSF ratios.
Turn Around Turnaround time stated by Charing Cross Hospital: 4 weeks
Send to Blood Sciences LGI
(Test referred to: Charing Cross Hospital.)
Contact For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: leedsth-tr.pathologycustomerservice@nhs.net.
Collection Con Please send a blood sample (gold-topped serum tube) alongside CSF. Instructions to lab: separate serum. Store serum and CSF frozen until dispatch.
Sample REQ CSF
Ref. Range Notes Interpretation will be provided with the report.
Units mU/L
Telepath PAP2R & SA1R