Cerebrospinal Fluid

Specimen Requirements

  • Submit specimen fresh.

  • Submit as much specimen as is available. 1-5 mls is standard.

  • Room temperature is acceptable.


Turn Around Time *

  • Approximately 12-24 hours.


Special Instructions

  • Fresh specimens are time sensitive. Cell viability is affected by delays in delivery.













* Please note the information provided is intended as a guideline. Turnaround time is measured from the time of receipt of the specimen at our laboratory to the time the test result is made available to the client. As with all healthcare matters, the facts of a particular case may necessitate a turnaround time that is longer than stated above, the times mentioned above are our laboratory times for most, standard cases.