Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
Test Code: MISC
Clinical Information:
Specific collection protocol is required (A set of 5 tubes containing various preservatives, marked for volume of CSF, prepared in advance).  Specimens must be kept on ice and transported to lab immediately.
Neurotransmitter metabolites does not include *MTHF or *Neopterin tests.  Testing lab can suggest to physician that MTHF  and/or Neopterin be added based on results obtained from Neurotransmitter metabolites.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required: Spinal Fluid.  Contact HSC Biochemical Genetics (204) 787-4530 for collection instructions.  Sample must be collected weekdays only.
Reference Values:
A descriptive report will be sent.
Within 3 Weeks
See Also:
More Information:
Specimen is referred to Medical NeuroGenetics (MNG) for analysis.  Store specimens frozen at -70°C.  Ship on dry ice.  Must arrive at MNG Monday - Saturday.