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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Biochemistry

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Xanthochromia (CSF)

Specimen requirements

Sample type: CSF (Universal)

Collection requirements: Tube 3 or 4 should be used for CSF spectroscopy.

Sample must be protected from light and sent to the laboratory ASAP.

Cost

Price on application

Turnaround time

Please see Turnaround times

Analytical method

Spectrophotometry

Analysis undertaken at these site(s)

John Radcliffe Hospital

Samples for CSF spectroscopy will usually be processed the same day if received before 8.00pm but will be analysed the next morning if received after this time.

Please contact the Duty Biochemist via Switchboard for details.