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CLS Non-Gynecological Cytopathology Requisition (CLS Form# REQ9041CY-NON)
* Indicate on the requisition if the CSF was collected via lumbar puncture or shunt.
* Indicate on the requisition if the patient has received intrathecal chemotherapy from the collection site.
Minimum volume requirements for each tube:
Adults/children: 2 mL
Neonates: 1 mL
* Leukemia/Lymphoma - If leukemia or lymphoma is suspected, a separate CSF specimen is required for Flow Cytometry. DO NOT refrigerate or add CytoLyt® Solution to this specimen.
* Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease (CJD) - If the patient has known or suspected CJD, a Cytopathology test CANNOT be processed and the specimen will be rejected.