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ID:489 Placental alkaline phosphatase (CSF)
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DescriptionCSF AFP, hCG and PLAP are measured as a diagnostic aid in cases of suspected pineal tumour or in the follow-up of same.
IndicationSuspected pineal tumour or follow-up of same.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationRequires concurrent serum sample.

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleCSF & Blood
TubePlain Universal
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Collection ConditionsBlood stained CSF not suitable. A SERUM (gold top) SAMPLE MUST BE SENT AT THE SAME TIME to enable calculation of blood/CSF ratios.
Min. Vol 1 mL
Freq.Referred to external laboratory

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes See report
Unitsmu/L
IP Acute TATAt least 4 weeks
IP Routine TATAt least 4 weeks
GP Acute TATAt least 4 weeks
GP Routine TATAt least 4 weeks
Turnround CommentRichard Harvey:richard.harvey@imperial.nhs.uk

Originally edited by : DT. Review due on 17/10/2017. Published By on 17/10/2017.