Test Catalog


Search below or browse by department on the left hand menu for testing offered at Providence Health Care laboratories.

Testing not found here may be available via our send out program. Please refer to our send out test directory (requires PHC intranet access). Pre-approval by a laboratory physician is required for many send out tests for both inpatients and outpatients.

For questions or comments about this catalog please contact Dr. Janet Simons at janet.simons@providencehealth.bc.ca

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Test Name: Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) for Viral Testing

Test Code: PCSFT


Sample Type: Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF)

Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping Requirements: Freeze. Send on ice pack.

Notes:

Testing available for: herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella zoster virus (VZV), enterovirus/parechovirus, cytomegalovirus(CMV), epstein barr virus (EBV), polyoma (JC virus).

Requires approval by Medical Microbiologist