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* CEREBROSPINAL FLUID CHEMISTRY SCREEN

Mnemonic

CSF CHEM

Synonym

CSF Chemistry - Spinal Fluid Chemistry

Includes

Glucose, Total Protein, Xanthochromia

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

CSF, one sterile collection container

Handling

Preferably, centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Specimens contaminated with bacteria after collection will not be accepted.

Stability

AFTER CENTRIFUGING AND SEPARATING FROM CELLULAR MATERIAL: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 3 days; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Colorimetry

Reference Values

Reference Values

Critical Values

CPT Codes

82947, 84157

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:40:36 AM


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