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CSFHVAHIAA

Alternative Names:CSF HVA
5-HIAA and metabolites (as part of Phenylalanine Challenge Test)
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:CSFHVAHIAA
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 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