Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
XANTHOCHROMIA, QUANTITATIVE - (CSF)
Test Code: SFXA
Clinical Information:
Test performed at:
Health Sciences Centre by Shared Health Biochemical Genetics Laboratory using a spectrophotometric method..
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Cerebrospinal Fluid: 1.0 mL
Pediatric Cerebrospinal Fluid: 1.0 mL

Protect sample from light by wrapping in foil.
Referral:
Requisition:
Reference Values:
< 0.008 absorbance units
 
An interpretation is included in the report.
Availability:
Weekdays
0800h - 1600h
See Also:
More Information:
Wrap sample in foil to protect sample from light.  The analysis is performed on centrifuged CSF if not completely clear and colorless.