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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

For critical age related ranges see Chemistry Age Related Reference Ranges and Critical Values.

CPT Codes

82945

Last Updated: Thursday, November 9, 2017 01:15:04 PM


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