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|Performed by||Parnassus Chemistry|
|In House Availability||Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week|
|Collection Instructions||Chill tube before collection. Deliver sample on ice IMMEDIATELY to laboratory (should be received within 30 min of collection).
Specimen label should contain the date the sample was collected and the legible name of the person who collected the sample.
|Container type||CSF tube or sterile collection tube on ice|
|Amount to Collect||1 mL CSF|
|Preferred volume||1 mL CSF|
|Min. Volume||0.6 mL CSF|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Not delivered on ice or received > 60 min. after collection|
|Processing notes||If specimen not received on ice, attach comment ""Specimen not received on ice, may cause falsely elevated lactate in some cases"
All specimens must be assumed to contain cells and processed immediately.
Provide immediately to Chemistry who will centrifuge and assay sample.
If specimen is collected at Mt. Zion, centrifuge immediately. Aliquot and freeze the sample (-20C) immediately and send to Moffitt/Long on next scheduled delivery run.
|Normal range||1.1-2.8 mmol/L|
|Stability||On ice 2 hours.|
|Turn around times||1 hour|
|Last Updated||11/21/2013 12:53:53 PM|
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