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ID:485 Alpha feto protein - CSF
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DescriptionCSF AFP, hCG and PLAP are measured as a diagnostic aid in cases of suspected pineal tumour. A serum (gold top) sample MUST be sent at the same time to enable calculation of the blood/CSF ratio
Indication? pineal tumour or follow-up of same
Additional InfoLAST UPDATED: 27.01.09 EJF
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationRequires concurrent serum result for interpretation.

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleCSF & Blood
TubePlain Universal
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Collection Conditions
Min. Vol1.0 mL
Freq.Referred to external site

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes See report
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT30 days
IP Routine TATAt least 4 weeks
GP Acute TAT30 days
GP Routine TAT30 days
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : DT. Review due on 31/10/2018 14:34:41. Published By on 31/10/2017 14:34:41.