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Lab Test Dictionary

CSF Profile


CSF Panel

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

RCHSD Chemistry

Epic ID


Lab Test Days

As received

Standard TAT

3 hrs

Stat TAT

1 hr

Collection Information

Specimen Required

3.0 ml CSF

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

Note specimen type on req & specimen label. Panel consists of: CSF Cell count, glucose & total protein

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Test Volume Required

3 tubes 1.0 ml in each tube

Minimum Test Volume

3 tubes 1.0 ml in each tube

Processing Instructions

Have Med Tech evaluate specimen before accessioning. Centrifuge & aliquot supernatant. Write "CSF" on specimen label.

Included Tests

CSF glucose, protein and cell count

CPT Codes

Glucose 82945,Protein 84157,Cell Count 89051