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CSF Cytology with Wet Prep for Amoeba

Components

Name Method Department Units
CSF Cytology with Wet Prep for Amoeba Manual microscopy
Core Lab, Hematology

Battery Members

CTC, CYT, CSFWPA

Specimen Requirements

Reasons for Rejection

  • Refrigerated specimen
  • Delayed or improper handling

Comments

Results will be included as part of the Cytology report. Pathologist approval is required for wet prep reviw for amobeas. Sample must be analyzed within 2 hours of collection to ensure live parasites and detection of motility in wet mount if present.