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 Recent changes for CSF for Flow Cytometry (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for CSF for Flow Cytometry (Sendaway Test)
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CSF for Flow Cytometry (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Flow Cytometry CSF
Laboratory:Haematology
Test Code:FAS
Medicare rebatable:No
Registration Instructions:

Samples must be marked “Urgent”. Flow cytometry is NOT available after 1pm on Fridays or during weekends/afterhours. Testing during these times require approval from a laboratory haematologist PRIOR to sample collection. Otherwise, the sample may not be tested in time (within 2-4 hours) or tested at all. Samples not processed in time is non-viable and non-diagnostic.

Specimen Types:Cerebrospinal Fluid
Container Types:
RPMI MediaTube 3
RPMI Media Tube 2
Adults Volume or Mass:2 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:2 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:

Collection tubes: collection into specialised media (RPMI) tube 2 or   RPMI tube 3

Collection tubes: collection into specialised media (RPMI are available from the pathology laboratory- ring flow lab on ex 52596)

CSF specimen rapidly degrades upon lumbar puncture. Cells combined within a CSF specimen have a short bench life and rapidly die. Immediate addition of RPMI medium and prompt delivery to the Flow Cytometry laboratory (within 2 hours of collection, ideally 30 mins) minimises cell loss.

 

 

 

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Send to lab immediately

If sample cannot be delivered in 30 minutes use ice.

Processing Instructions:Time critical - do not delay handling !
Store at 4'C

Maximum 10 hrs storage before testing.

Assay Frequency:Weekdays
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack