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- LGI 1, ANTI -CASPR2, ANTI- DPPX. (1.0ML csf is adequate for combination testing).
Blood Serum: request for 6.5mls of blood collected in serum gel (SST).
CSF: request for 1.0mls
Samples not available for delivery following collection are to the department to book in an to be stored at 4 oC. Storage at 4 o C is suitable for up to 2 weeks thereafter samples need to be frozen and sent on dry ice.