From the 23/12/2019 - 05/01/2020 MND laboratory closed. All specimens received during this time to be frozen at -70o C.
CSF sample should be directed to Microbiology (NPV) prior to forwarding to refer laboratory.
Can be ordered in combination with NMDA, GABAB, AMPA, ANTI- LGI1, ANTI-DPPX, ANTI- VGKC. (1.0ml csf is adequate for combination testing).
Samples suitable for auto-antibody screening:
Blood Serum: request for 6.5mls of blood collected in serum gel tubes (SST).
CSF: request for 1.0mls
Samples not available for delivery following collection are to be stored at 4 oC and delivered on ice. Storage at 4 oC is suitable for up to 2 weeks thereafter samples need to be frozen and sent on dry ice.