News February 2018 / 3

Sie müssen Gelegentlich CSF-Proben stabilisieren?

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Prevent Cellular Degradation Within Cerebrospinal Fluid with TransFix

The invasion of leucocytes into cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has grave prognostic significance in leukaemic patients. Flow cytometric analysis provides a highly specific diagnostic tool, however cells within CSF are typically low in concentration and degrade quickly. This results in the necessity to stabilise CSF specimens to achieve accurate analysis.

TransFix® is a stabilisation solution which has been shown to stabilise the cellular component of cerebrospinal fluid. TransFix has therefore been has been recommended for use in guidelines published in the British Journal of Haematology (case study 1) among others.

TransFix/EDTA CSF Sample Storage Tubes are specifically designed for the stabilisation of cells within CSF specimens.

• Higher lymphocyte yield after 30 minutes compared to untreated samples (case study 2).

• The cellular component of CSF is stabilised for at least 72 hours allowing for determination of cell sub-populations and follow up analysis (case study 3).

• Light scatter and key antigen expression patterns are comparable to fresh samples (case study 3 and case study 4).

• Markers stabilised include CD10, CD19, CD34 (case study 3 and case study 4), CD45, HLA-DR, and CD117 (case study 4).

For information on the benefits of TransFix/EDTA CSF Sample Storage Tubes, please visit our website.

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