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Lab Test Dictionary



CSF, Calcium

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

RCHSD Chemistry

Epic ID


Lab Test Days

As received

Standard TAT

3 hrs

Stat TAT

1 hrs

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1.0 ml CSF

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

Note fluid type on requisition and specimen label.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Test Volume Required

0.2 ml CSF

Minimum Test Volume

0.2 ml CSF

Processing Instructions

Have medical technologist evaluate specimen before accessioning. Centrifuge and aliquot supernatant. Write "CSF" on specimen label.

CPT Codes