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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeXAN
Method

Initail screening is by measurement of CSF Bilirubin. Levels above 335 nmol/L are confirmed spectrophotometrically.Reference; Revised national Guidelines for anaylysis of CSF Fluid for Bilirubin in suspected SAH. Ann. Clin. Biochem 2008;45.. 238-244

CSF is scanned using a spectrophotometer from 400-700 nm to detect absorption peaks for the presence of breakdown products of haemoglobin. This is a qualitative test.

External Price$26.67(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

Protect sample from light,

CSF should be drawn at least 12 hours after a suspected event.

Patient Specimen 500 uL CSF(minimum)
Paediatric SpecimenCSF
Sample Delivery to LabWithin 1 hour - protect from light
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsCSF 500 uL Fridge - protect from light, Last aliquot drawn to be forwarded for analysis, Centrifuge sample within one hour, send supernatant for analysis. Send Fridge Temperature
Aliquot Transport to CHLASAP
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Core
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Contact Phone Number03 3640397 ext: 80397
Test AvailabilityMon - Sun, 24 hrs
Turnaround Time2 - 8 hrs
Reference Interval

 Not detected

Xanthochromia may be indicative of: cerebral haemorrhage; cerebral tumor; impaired circulation of the CSF; jaundice - a rise in unconjugated bilirubin may impart a yellow colour to CSF.

Delphic Number Test Number3766

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