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CSF MD interpretation (Lab Orderable Only)

Lab Section: 

Body Fluids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

, one per 24 hours 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB7855

 

Methodology: 

Wright-Giemsa stained cyto smear

Schedule: 

Sunday-Saturday

Reported: 

 Within 24 hours

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 ml Cerebrospinal Fluid in a CSF Tube 1.
CSF Tube 4 also acceptable.
Pediatric volume: 1.0 ml.
Handling: Csf in a Csf concial tube, lavender tube also acceptable.
Unacceptable conditions: clotted samples
Stability: < 8 hours

 

Reference Interval: 

See Interpetation

CPT Code(s): 

88104

Last Changed: 

8/17/2017 10:51 AM

                                       Last Reviewed: 8/17/2017 10:52 AM