Department: 
Molecular
Laboratory: 
Molecular Pathology
Tube Colour: 
10mL yellow top
conical base
sterile polypropylene tube.
Pseudonyms: 
Amyloid beta 1-42 | _x000D__x000D_Phospho-tau (P-tau) | _x000D__x000D_Total tau (T-tau)_x000D__x000D_
Test Code: 
ADcsf
Availability: 
Fortnightly turn around time
Collection Requirements: 
>2mL CSF collected directly into polypropylene tube |_x000D__x000D_Last collection required to minimise contamination |_x000D_ _x000D_Transport within 24 hours of lumbar puncture (ambient temperature) otherwise spin (10min at 2000g within 2 hour of collection) & freeze at -20oC, and transport on dry ice
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
ADF
Fee: 
AUD $250 non medicare rebatable for three proteins, $200 for any two proteins, $150 for any single protein
Reference Laboratory: 
National Dementia Diagnostics Laboratory (NDDL)The Florey Institute Of Neuroscience And Mental HealthKenneth Myer BuildingThe University Of Melbourne
Reference Range: 
T-tau (total tau) protein <358pg/mL, | P-tau (Phospho-tau) protein <75pg/mL, | Amyloid beta 1-42 protein >647pg/mL
Notes: 
Black top 10mL tubes can NOT be used. _x000D__x000D_Tubes are available from FMIS Supplier Item No: 62.9924.284 (HPVC-042) Tube Centrifuge Sarstedt PolyPropylene 10mL 100X16MM conical base with graduations yellow polyethylene screw cap fitted _x000D__x000D_ _x000D__x000D_

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