CSF Culture


Test ID/Workstation: CSFC MMIC2

Specimen Type: Cerebrospinal fluid

Tube Type: CSF Container

Collection Volume: 1.0 mL (minimum 0.5 mL)

Cause for rejection: Specimen received in nonsterile container. Specimen sent on swab.

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Culture

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.

Lab/Phone: 330-746-9623

TAT: 72 hours

Additional Info: Preliminary report available after 24 hours

CPT Code: 87070

Synonyms: Spinal Fluid Culture; LP Culture; Ventricular Culture

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