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CSF HVA HIAA (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:CSF HVA
5-HIAA and metabolites (as part of Phenylalanine Challenge Test)
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:CHW
Medicare rebatable:No
Specimen Types:Cerebrospinal Fluid
Container Types:
See Under Collection Instructions
Collection & Request Instructions:

CSF Microtube

Collected as part of Phenylalanine Challenge Protocol

Sets of five CSF Microtubes can be collected from the Chemical Pathology Registrar

Transport Instructions:On Ice

Microtubes must be collected onto Ice slurry and delivered immediately to specimen reception.

Processing Instructions:

Samples contaminated with blood must be centrifuged and the supernatant transferred to a clean labelled tube before freezing.

Assay Frequency:Daily
External Laboratory:The Children's Hospital at Westmead
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:

Send CSF Microtube number 2 frozen with request form.

Pack with sufficient dry ice to remain frozen to arrive frozen in Sydney.

Samples arriving in Sydney after 2 PM may not be processed until the following day.

MUST BE APPROVED BY CHEMICAL PATHOLOGIST.

 

Additional Notes:

Only approved as part of a Phenylalanine Challenge Test performed by the Movement Disorders Team