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CSF Culture

Laboratory : Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation :
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.
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.
72 hours
Additional Info:
Preliminary report available after 24 hours
CPT Code:
Spinal Fluid Culture; LP Culture; Ventricular Culture
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