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Registration CodeNTDC
External Price$249.47(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

Patient Preparation: Avoid therapy with drugs affecting neurotransmitter turnover for 10 days prior to collection.

Advanced Notice: Must notify CHL Tel 0800 843522 x80118 for a set of special NTD tubes/protocol prior to collection of CSF. This set of five CSF NTD tubes will also provide samples for CSF aminoacids, glucose and lactate. Paired serum samples for aminoacids and glucose should also be collected at the same time.

Blood stained CSF must be centrifuged and the clear supernatant transferred to fresh CSF collection tubes prior to freezing if possible.   

Specimen Collection Protocols

Special neurotransmitter form

Neurotransmitter protocol and information

Patient SpecimenCSF Tel. 0800 843522 x80118 for NTD tubes/protocol
Sample Delivery to Labsamples frozen at bedside in dry ice unless blood stained
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsSEND IN DRY ICE NOT PINK ICE. STORAGE AT -80C
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Specialist
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number(03) 364 0118 | x80118
Test AvailabilityRefer to comment
Turnaround Time1 - 2 months
Referred toBiochemistry, Childrens Hospital Westmead, Australia
Additional Information

 Tube 4 is for Neopterin/Biopterin please cover with foil to PROTECT FROM LIGHT

 

Delphic Number Test Number5816

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