Sample type: CSF

Test name: Neurotransmitters a.k.a. pterins, CSF Neurotransmitters

Special precautions & notes: Please phone (0117 4148346) in advance to arrange for a member of lab staff to attend the lumbar puncture. Samples need to be frozen immediately in liquid nitrogen at the bedside.

Reference range: Reference ranges quoted on report provided by referral laboratory.

Container: Special collection tubes. Please contact the laboratory.

Ideal volume (mL): see notes

Referred outside NBT for analysis? Yes

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Biochemical Genetics

Turnaround time: 4 - 6 weeks

Referral location: Neurometabolic Unit, 6th Floor, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG