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CSF Cytospin

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CSF Cytospin
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Turnaround Time:

7 working days

Comments:

Please note: This test is performed ONLY at the direct request of a Haematology Consultant and cannot be ordered routinely

Description:

CSF specimens from haematology patients are processed and examined for the presence of blast cells.
The cytospin technique concentrates fluids by centrifugation on to glass slides.
The concentrate may be stained and examined microscopically as required

Sample Requirements:

Minimum of 0.5ml Cerebral Spinal Fluid required

How result is reported:

CSF films are examined by a Haematology Consultant and reported on the Laboratory Information System

Important Information:

Minimum of 0.5ml required.
Please note: This test is performed ONLY at the direct request of a Haematology Consultant and cannot be ordered routinely