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Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
Test Code: SFPE for CSF and MISC for Serum
Clinical Information:
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:

Serum: 1.0 mL

AND 2 mL cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) (Min. volume: 1 mL)
Reference Values:
Age dependent.  A descriptive report will be sent.
Within 2 Weeks
See Also:
More Information:
Serum must accompany the CSF aliquot.  
Register CSF and serum samples with separate accession numbers.  
Register serum as MISC with "serum for Oligoclonal Bands" in clinical details.  
Register CSF with test code:  SFPE.  
Label "serum" and "CSF" on appropriate specimens.  
Freeze CSF within 24 hours of collection.   Freeze serum aliquots and ship both CSF and serum frozen to Ottawa Hospital.
Note: If no serum is available, plasma is also acceptable.  Label specimen as plasma.  Serum/plasma collected a week or two before or after the LP may be used.