This is a test of CSF which measures the breakdown products of blood following an intracerebral bleed. Note blood stained samples may affect analysis.
|Tube||09 (CSF) - Plain CSF|
|Additional Information||A paired serum sample for protein and bilirubin should also be sent. Samples should be taken >12 hours post event - samples taken earlier may give false negative results. (Please see information for CSF protein and glucose also). Ideally tube number 4 should be sent to biochemistry for CSF protein and xanthochromia. For urgent testing - please contact laboratory.|
|Turn Around||A&E: N/A
Day Case: 6 Hours
In-Patient: 6 Hours
|Send to||Blood Sciences Cross Site|
|Contact||For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: email@example.com.|
|Advice||Collection advice available on the blood sciences useful information and links page: https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/a-z-of-services/pathology/blood-sciences/useful-information-and-links/|
|Collection Con||Send to laboratory ASAP. Protected from Light, DO NOT use the air tube delivery system. On arrival, samples 4 must be centrifuged and supernatant removed from and cells. Please protect sample from light prior to analysis.
Instructions for Lab Staff: Samples must be manually centrifuged before analysis. Separate the supernatant prior to storing light protected.
Minimum volume 700uL
|Ref. Range Notes||Blood Sciences Refernce ranges available through the useful information and links page:https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/a-z-of-services/pathology/blood-sciences/useful-information-and-links/|