CEREBROSPINAL FLUID CELL COUNT
CSF Cell Count - Spinal Fluid Cell Count - Cell Count CSF
WBC/Nucleated cell count, RBC cell count, differential
Specimen Collection Requirements
CSF, into sterile collection containers
When more than one tube is collected, label tubes corresponding to the sequence of collection. If grossly bloody, place at least 1.0-2.0 mL into EDTA for cell count. Must be less than 1 hour old for accurate cell count.
Room Temperature, STAT, if delay is unavoidable, refrigerate
Frozen sample, specimen submitted on swab, totally clotted sample
Room temperature: 1 hour; Refrigerated: 24 hours
Automated count. Manual count performed when indicated.
Samaritan Health Services Laboratories
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:47:42 PM