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* GLUCOSE, CEREBROSPINAL FLUID (CSF)

Mnemonic

CSF GLU

Synonym

CSF Glucose - Sugar

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

CSF, one sterile container

Handling

Preferably, centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material.

Preferred Volume

1.00 mL

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 5 days; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

UV spectrophotometry

Reference Values

Reference Values

Critical Values

CPT Codes

82945

Last Updated: Friday, March 2, 2018 09:20:06 AM


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