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Neurotransmitters (CSF)

Alias: HVA, 5HIAA, HVA:5HIAA, 5MTHF, Neopterin, Dihydrobiopterin, Tetrahydrobiopterin, Pyridoxal Phosphate (PLP).

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: The appropriate neurotransmitters to be requested vary according to the particular case, therefore the Neurometabolic Lab must be contacted directly to discuss. The full profile includes; HVA, 5HIAA, HVA:5HIAA, 5MTHF (Folate), Neopterin, Dihydrobiopterin, Tetrahydrobiopterin, Pyridoxal Phosphate (PLP).

Specimen Type(s)
  • Cerebrospinal fluid;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • N/A;
  • Special kit obtained from the lab;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • N/A;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
N/A
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
The appropriate neurotransmitters to be requested vary according to the particular case, therefore the Neurometabolic Lab must be contacted directly to discuss.
They will send you the special CSF preservative tubes required.
The CSF must be frozen at the bedside, please contact Mathew Coles in Histology to arrange this.
Maximum add on time
N/A
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
N/A
UKAS number
8341
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

If you have any queries about a test or results interpretation please contact us.

Last updated: 03-05-2024