CSF, NPH flocked swab in M4, Plasma, Serum
CSF container, Purple top (EDTA)tube, Red top (no anticoagulant)tube
Cause for rejection:
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Send fluids cold or on ice to lab immediately. Optimal specimen should not be frozen. If specimen has been frozen, it must be transported frozen. Specimens received by 1100 (Mon-Fri) will be processed the same day.
Reference range: Qualitative