CSF Cell Count and Differential
Containers - Adult
20ml Sterile Universal Container
0.5 - 3.0ml
Additive per Container
Old Dalkeith Road
Sample storage arrangements
How to request
TRAK/ Request form
General additional information
WGH - Haematology: An automated white cell count is performed on the sample. If white cells are found, a cytospin is prepared, and a manual white cell differential is performed by microscopy. For further information, please contact the laboratory on 0131 537 1914, if malignant cells are suspected.
WGH and SJH:
If transporting to RIE always phone in advance to alert the Bacteriology laboratory.
There is Uncertainty of Measurement associated with performing cell counts. Details available on request.