CSF sample should be forwarded to Microbiology (NPV) prior to sending to referring laboratory.
Can be ordered in combination with GABAB , AMPA, ANTI- LGI 1, ANTI- CASPR2, ANTI- DPPX, ANTI-VGKC(1.0mls csf is adequate for combination testing)
Samples suitable for auto-antibody screening:
Blood Serum: request for 5.0 mls of blood collected in serum gel (SST)
CSF: request for 1.0ml
Storage at 4oC is suitable for up to 2 weeks thereafter samples need to be frozen and sent on dry ice.
Professor Steven Collins (Consultant Neurologist and Head of Diagnostic Laboratory)
Dr Rosetta Marotta (Senior scientist)
Ms Judy Chin
Ms Maria Chiotis
Laboratory Hours: 9am – 5pm
Mon-Fri (except public holidays).
No urgent testing unless specified