Sample Preparation for Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Draw
Step 1: Ordering physician complete and sign the Biocept Test Requisition (including collection date and time of draw).
Step 2: Collect CSF in sterile tubes provided in lumbar puncture kit.
Step 3: Carefully pour the CSF into one or two CEE-Sure™ CSF collection tube(s). Tighten the screw top securely and invert each tube 5 times.
Step 4: Label the tubes with the collection date, time of draw, and include two patient identifiers.
Packaging Preparation for Shipping
Step 5: Call FedEx 800-463-3339 for a pick up no later than 2 hours prior to closing. (When prompted for an account number, say “Representative”. Give the representative your phone number and address. Let them know you have a pre-paid label).
Sample must be received within 96 hours from the time of collection.