The Neuroimmunology and CSF Laboratory at the Institute of Neurology, (University College London Hospitals NHS Trust) is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 8045. Activities currently accredited are described on our UKAS schedule of accreditation found on the UKAS website here.
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Neuroimmunology & CSF Laboratory
Room 917 9th floor
UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
London WC1N 3BG
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Specimens are processed from a wide range of national and international sources.
The laboratory provides an analytical service for the routine examination of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for the NHNN that includes triaging material between other laboratories within the Pathology Directorate. It forms a single point of contact for all work carried out on CSF within NHNN.
In addition, the laboratory provides specialist analytical services and associated clinical advice for referring laboratories throughout the United Kingdom and abroad with on-going research programmes supplementing and continuously enhancing the service provision. The Laboratory is dedicated to the analysis of CSF and serum to aid in the diagnosis of neurological diseases such as inflammatory demyelinating disorders and dementia and also provides a specialist autoantibody service for immunological disorders affecting the central and peripheral nervous system.
Our user handbook provides contact details for the laboratory, sample requirements, a list of full current test repertoire, methodology, and reporting times.