A specific blue lid polypropylene CSF collection tube needs to be used for this test only.
CSF collected into other tubes cannot be transferred to the blue lid polypropylene tube
For labs outside of CDHB, please contact CHL to obtain the collection tube and request form (Email: LabInfo@cdhb.health.nz), additional lab results need to be filled out on the request form before the sample can be sent to CHL, the sample is only stable for 7 days (CHL require 3 days to send to Melbourne)
Chilled (2 - 8 degrees Celsius)
If overnight - Chilled (2 - 8 degrees Celsius)
Samples are sent once per week to referral lab. samples are sent on Tuesdays
Interpretive comments will be given as part of the comments.
Referred to Florey Institute, university of Melbourne