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CSFBIOPTERIN

Alternative Names:CSF Pteridines (Biopterin) (as part of Phenylalanine Challenge Test)
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:CSFBIOPTERIN
Specimen Types:Cerebrospinal Fluid
Container Types:
See Under Collection Instructions
Collection & Request Instructions:

CSF Microtube

Collected as part of Phenylalanine challenge protocol

Sets of five CSF microtubes can be collected from the Chemical Pathology Registrar (stored in their office, on shelf in box marked "CSF Microtubes).

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:

Microtubes must be collected onto Ice slurry and delivered immediately to specimen reception.

Assay Frequency:Daily
External Laboratory:The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Additional Notes:

Only approved as part of a Phenylalanine Challenge Test performed by the Movement disorders team.