CPT Code: 87070|
Specimen Type: Cerebrospinal fluid
Tube Type/Collection Container: CSF Container
Collection Volume: 1.0 mL (minimum 0.5 mL)
Cause for rejection: Specimen received in nonsterile container. Specimen sent on swab.
Special Instructions: Deliver to laboratory immediately. DO NOT PUT ON ICE! Be sure that caps are screwed on securely before transporting to laboratory. CSF culture includes cytoprep gram stain of specimen. Do not order a separate gram stain.
TAT: 72 hours
Additional Info: Preliminary report available after 24 hours
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308