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Spinal Fluid Culture

SIM

40815 

CPT

87070; 87205 

Synonyms

CSF Culture 

Specimen Type

CSF 

Container

Sterile Specimen Container

Collection Instructions

 

Volume

1 mL

Additional Information

Deliver ASAP

Patient Preparation

 

Specimen Processing Instructions

 

Transport Requirements

Room Temp

Specimen Stability

Refrigerate 

Rejection Criteria

 

Reference Range

Culture Negative

Critical Value

Any bacterial or fungal isolates. Positive Direct Gram Stains and Smears 

Test Includes

Isolation and identification of pathogens, Gram Stain ( Cytospin), Susceptibility testing performed if warranted. 

Methodology

Culture 

Testing Frequency

Daily 

 

Reviewed By

Frankie Rice 

Reviewed Date

2/7/2018 

Supplemental

 

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