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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeCCSF
Method

Cytological examination of slides.

Specimens centrifuged and cellular material is transferred onto glass slides, fixed and stained for cytological examination under a microscope.

Surplus material may be made into a Cytology cellblock (plasma-thrombin clot) for ancillary studies e.g. special stains; immunohistochemistry.

 

Diagnostic Use / Indications

Cytological examination for the detection of normal and/or atypical epithelial; lymphoid cells or other body processes within the CSF.

External Price$117.64(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

Specimens MUST be properly labelled with patient details - full name and NHI or full name and date of birth, and accompanied with a matching request form.

Patient SpecimenCerebospinal fluid
Sample Delivery to LabSend to lab within one hour of being tapped
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsSpin down sample using the senders' protocol. Add sufficient CRR to the deposit to lyse the red blood cells and fix the specimen (1mL of CRR per drop of red blood cells). Resuspend and send to CHL promptly at room temperature.
Aliquot Transport to CHLRoom temperature if in CRR.
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentAnatomical Pathology - Cytology
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Numberx86628 (03) 378-6628
Test AvailabilityMon - Fri, business hours.
Turnaround Time4-5 working days
Additional Information

Test-adding Cytology can be done for up to 7 days on the original specimen, BUT delays in fixation may make cytological examination and interpretation difficult. A repeat sample may be advisable in this situation, if easily obtainable.

Samples are stored in a refrigerator until reported (usually within 7 days) before being discarded.

Delphic Number Test Number9728

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