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ID:487 Human chorionic gonadotrophin (CSF)
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DescriptionCSF AFP, hCG and PLAP are measured as a diagnostic aid in cases of suspected pineal tumour or in follow-up of same.
IndicationSuspected pineal tumour (brain tumour) or follow-up of same
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationRequires concurrent serum result.

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleCSF & Blood
TubePlain Universal
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Collection ConditionsA serum (gold top) sample MUST be sent at the same time to enable calculation of the blood CSF ratios
Min. Vol 1 mL
Freq.Referred to external site

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesVery difficult to interpret without concurrent serum result.
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TATAt least 2 weeks
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT- Contact Laboratory
Turnround CommentRichard Harvey:richard.harvey@imperial.nhs.uk

Originally edited by : DT. Review due on 22/11/2018 12:46:30. Published By on 22/11/2017 12:46:30.