Metagenomic Next-Generation Sequencing; Deep sequencing
CSF or Plasma
Other Reference Test
1-2 mL CSF
2-4 mL Blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube is also acceptable.
Room Temp=6 Hours; Refrigerated=6 Days; Frozen=1 Month (Preferred)
2 mL CSF or Plasma
1 mL CSF or Plasma
Complete a UCSF Outreach requisition and submit with specimen frozen Monday-Thursday only, no weekends or holidays. Separate plasma within 6 hours of collection and freeze immediately.
No insurance authorization or MJ needed. Ok to send on Outpatients and Inpatients.