Cerebrospinal Fluid (Viral PCR)


Cerebrospinal Fluid (Viral PCR)

Site(s) or Laboratory offering Test/Investigation



Xanthochromia is performed by Blood sciences NNUH NOT Microbiology. This test can be referred to external laboratories should additional targets be indicated. This test is performed as routine on all CSF samples sent to Microbiology for MC&S.

Storage conditions and sample stability between collection and transport to Lab

Samples must be sent to Microbiology within 2 hrs of sample taking. See Out of hours document for transport information.

Sample type

CSF in sterile container

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

3 days

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