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Xanthochromia

Alternate names:
CSF-Xanthochromia
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
XANTHC
Specimen types:
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Container types:
CSFCSF
Collection Instructions:

Please note : to avoid sample deterioration, DO NOT send CSF specimens via the vacuum chute system.

Please quickly check that the tube is labelled underneath the foil before referring.

THERE MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 0.6 mL OF CSF OR THE TEST CANNOT BE PERFORMED

 

Notes:

This test is specialised and will only be performed on CSF's when:

CT scan is negative

 

Four tubes must be collected and the container of the 4th tube must be wrapped in foil (please Label specimen before wrapping in foil)

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
24 hours
Laboratory Use Only

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

 

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREFERRED ORDER OF DRAW