Cerebrospinal Fluid - Cytology
Request on ICE (if ICE is not available, a downloadable
non-gynae request form is available via a link in the Cellular
Pathology section of the Pathology Handbook).
Reports are normally issued between 4-6 days of reciept. Samples
requiring extra work may take longer, please contact the lab for
further information on delayed reports.
Send as much fluid as can be conveniently obtained.
Sterile universal container
Specimens should be sent to the laboratory as soon as possible
after collection. If there is a delay between collection ans
transport the sample should be refrigerated. Outside laboratory
hours, specimens can be left in the post box outside the pathology
reception on the first floor of the tower block.
Store at 2 - 5ºC until the sample is prepared.
Causes For Rejection
Unlabelled/inadequately labelled sample. Inadequately completed
request form. Both the sample and request form must contain three