cell count on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)


CSF red and white cell counts and white cell morphology

Also known as

CSF, cerebrospinal fluid cell count

Additional information

Must arrive within 4 hours of collection. Samples must be hand delivered to the laboratory. Please send promptly after collection.

Sending address

Department of Haematology Camelia Botnar Laboratories Great Ormond Street Hospital Great Ormond Street WC1N 3JH

Laboratory service


Sample requirements

0.5ml CSF, plain bottle with no anticoagulant

Turnaround time

8 hours


Upon request

Call in advance?

Not required


The Haematology Department provides a wide range of specialist tests with a special interest in the diagnosis and monitoring of coagulation disorders.

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