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CSF culture

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB268

 

Methodology: 

Standard Culture Procedure: Includes gram stain, aerobic culture and concentration

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

5 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 1.0 mL Culture in a CSF Tube.
Sterile Container also acceptable.

 

Notes: 

Reflex Criteria: Special requests to hold culture longer, such as R/O Propionibacterium acnes

Tests in this Panel: 

Test Name

Reference Interval

Gram Stain (Primary) [LRR11291]

CSF CULTURE [LRR13040]

CPT Code(s): 

87070, 87205, 87015 (concentration)

Last Changed: 

01/06/2017 17:47:31

Last Reviewed: 

8/23/2017 4:14:36 PM