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CSF Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories - : Microbiology

Test ID :
CSFC
Test Workstation :
MIC2
Specimen Type:
1 mL cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or ventricular fluid in sterile container.
Minimum Volume:
Specimen minimum volume is 0.5 mL.
Cause for Rejection:
Specimen received in nonsterile container. Specimen sent on swab.
Storage:
Ambient
Availability:
Mon-Sun
Methodology:
Culture
Special Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately. DO NOT PUT ON ICE! CSF culture includes cytoprep gram stain of specimen. Do not order a separate gram stain.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8406
TAT:
72 hours (gram stain 2 hours from the time the specimen arrives in the Akron laboratory)
CPT Code:
87070
Synonyms:
Spinal Fluid Culture; LP Culture; Ventricular Cult

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