|Values are valid only on day of printing.|
Sources: Nasal, Otic, etc
Collection Container/Tube: Pipet, syringe, test tube, or microcollection device
Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
1. If submitting a syringe, remove needle. Add cap to end of syringe.
2. If direct collection is not feasible, specimen may be collected using a cotton swab.
a. Place cotton swab in as small a container as possible (for example, a tightly-stoppered test tube).
b. Do NOT add any additional fluid to swab including, but not limited to, saline or microcollection fluids.
c. Tightly seal container.
1. Although results may be obtainable on smaller specimens (perhaps as little as 0.05 mL, depending on the protein concentrations and percentage of spinal fluid in the specimen), reliable results are best obtained with an adequate specimen volume.
2. Indicate specimen type.
|Body Fluid||Frozen (preferred)|