Pre-Testing Requirements - Patient should not be stressed
Specimen Collection Protocols - A clean tap, put CSF sample on ice, deliver to lab as soon as possible.
If overnight - Frozen
1.1 – 2.3 mmol/L
Colorimetric assay performed on Beckman Coulter AU5822 analysers using Beckman Coulter reagents
$12.77 (Exclusive of GST)
Unacceptable samples: blood contaminated samples and samples not frozen within 2 hours of collection.
Samples for lactate/pyruvate ratio are analysed by Paediatric Biochemistry.
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