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Department Name

Haematopathology

Modality

Body Fluid

Location

5th Floor Annexe Bldg & ACTREC

Test Name

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) cell count and cytomorphology

Test Code

U718

Test Status

Active

Nature of Specimen

EDTA/Plain tube

Quantity Required

Atleast 0.5-1.0ml

Type of Container

Lavender top vacutainer / Plain vacutainer

Method Used

Cell count:Neubauer counting chamber & microscopy ; Cyto morphology: Cytospin,Wright staining, microscopy

Collection Instruction

No specific requirement

Patient Instruction

NA

Transport Instruction

Transported within 1 hour of collection , For CSF transport media like RPMI with 10% fetal bovine sera or any other validated transport media should be used.

Dept. Acceptance Time

Monday to Friday :7 am to 4 pm, Saturday: 7 am to 2 pm.

Turn Around Time

Cell count: Same day; Cytomorphology:Next working day.

Time for Additional Examination

Cell count: 24 hours; Cytomorphology: Positive slides can be reviewed within 10 years and negative in 1 month

Sample Storage After Reporting

Cell count & Cytomorphology: Discarded after final report is ready; Unstained cytospin spots- 3 months. Positive slides are stored for 10 years, negative slides for 1 month.

Resource Person for Report Status

 H.O.D

Telephone

24177000,ACTREC-27405000

Extension

4367, ACTREC- 5495

Test Schedule

Monday-Saturday

Use

Diagnosis

Contact Us

TATA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Dr. E Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012 India
Phone: +91-22- 24177000, 24146750 - 55
Fax: +91-22-24146937
E-mail : msoffice@tmc.gov.in (for patient care and queries) / hrd@tmc.gov.in(for administrative - HRD matters)

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