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Cell count CSF with diff

Lab Section: 

Body Fluids

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB9021

 

Methodology: 

Manual Chamber count or Automated analysis

Schedule: 

Sunday-Saturday

Reported: 

1 hour for STAT orders; 2 hours for Routine orders

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 2.0 ml Cerebrospinal Fluid in a CSF Tube 1.
Pediatric volume: 0.5 ml.
Lavender tube also acceptable
Handling: Csf in a Csf conical tube.
Unacceptable conditions: Frozen or clotted samples
Stability: CSF< 8 hours  

 

Reference Interval: 

Red cells/uL- None
Total nucleated cells/uL- Less than 6.

Tests in this Panel: 

Test Name

Reference Interval

Color, CSF 4 [LRR19787]

No xanthochromia

CSF [LRR19783]

Color, CSF 1 [LRR19786]

 No xanthochromia

Appearance, CSF 1 [LRR19784]

Clear

CSF [LRR19782]

Clear

Appearance, CSF 4 [LRR19785]

 

Differential

  Clear

Granulocytes- 

None

 

Lymphocytes-            

0-10(pediatric patient) 

                                    

0-6(adult patient)

Monocytoid                 

None

Eosinophils

None

Basophils

None

Nucleated RBC

None

 

 

CPT Code(s): 

89051

Last Changed: 

 10/3/2017 10:15 AM

                                     Last Reviewed:     10/3/2017 10:15 AM