1.0 mL (minimum 0.5 mL)
Cause for rejection:
Specimen received in nonsterile container. Specimen sent on swab.
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.
OC Power Word:
Preliminary report available after 24 hours
Spinal Fluid Culture; LP Culture; Ventricular Culture