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Lab Test Dictionary

CSF Culture w/ Gram Stain


Synonyms

Spinal fluid culture

Specimen Type

CSF

Performing Lab

RCHSD Microbiology


Epic ID

LAB268

Lab Test Days

Upon Receipt

Standard TAT

5 days

Stat TAT

N/A


Collection Information

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

Transport to Lab immediately


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Test Volume Required

1.0 ml CSF

Minimum Test Volume

N/A

Processing Instructions

Refer to processing manual


Comments

*Use for lumbar punctures, ventricular fluid. Specify collection method in comment field. *For anaerobic culture order CSF A/AN


CPT Codes

CSF Culture: 87070 CSF Gram stain: 87205