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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Neurotransmitters CSF

Specimen Collection

Pre Testing Requirements

Neurotransmitters are very unstable and need specialised handling. Contact the Biochemistry laboratory two working days prior to the collection to ensure specialised laboratory staff as well as dry ice availability. Three staff members are trained for neurotransmitter collection.

Specimen Collection and Transport Protocols

Phone the previously arranged contact person 5 minutes before the CSF is to be collected. Laboratory staff will deliver the tubes and dry ice.

Sample Delivery to Lab

Laboratory staff will pre-register the samples and will wait while samples are being collected so samples can be frozen within 5 minutes of collection.

Test Information



Test Availability

Referred to external laboratory.

Referred Out