CEREBROSPINAL FLUID CHEMISTRY SCREEN

Mnemonic

CSFPN

Synonym

CSF Chemistry - Spinal Fluid Chemistry

Includes

Glucose, Total Protein, CSF color

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

CSF, one sterile collection container

Handling

Preferably, centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER CENTRIFUGIING AND SEPARATING FROM CELLULAR MATERIAL: Ambient (18-25°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 3 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 3 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Colorimetry

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Critical Values

CPT Codes

82947, 84157

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:02 AM