Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: September 16, 2019 @ 9:13 am

3615

Cell Count & Differential, CSF

Specimen:Collect:
  • CSF in Sterile Specimen Container
Submit:
  • 2 mL (Min:1 mL) CSF in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • CSF - Preferable on 3rd tube from sterile lumbar puncture.

    Bloody CSF samples should be poured over to an EDTA tube for this test.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Clotted Specimen
Stability:Ambient: 2 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 24 Hour(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Microscopy
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:1-2 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 85041
  • 85048
  • 89051
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
Components:
  • 3605 - COLOR
  • 3606 - CLARITY
  • 3617 - RBC'S
  • 3616 - WBC'S
  • 3621 - MONONUCLEAR
  • 3622 - PMN'S
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