Collect using disposable equipment, Personal Protective Equipment. Collect 2 ml CSF. Tube to be placed in pathology bag labelled as "CJD Risk"._x000D__x000D_Send to pathology urgently.
Mon - Fri, sent out._x000D__x000D_Check with the laboratory for times of dispatch if of critical diagnostic importance.
Requires own tube?:
Internal Spec Code:
AUD $150 not Medicare rebatable
The Australian National Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease Registry LaboratoryUniversity Of Melbourne
CAUTION If the specimen is irreplacable, or only replaceable at considerable risk or discomfort to the patient, contact the laboratory before collecting it to verify that the test is still available.
_x000D__x000D_Refer to MH Infection Prevention Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Procedures and Guidelines.