Cerebrospinal Fluid, Cell Count and Differential (View in report form.)
|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: ||
|POE DESCRIPTION: ||CSF CELL COUNT DIFF|
|CPT CODE: ||89051|
|DAYS PERFORMED: ||Daily, 24 hours; available stat|
|TURNAROUND TIME: ||8 hours. Cell count available in 1 hour.|
|SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: ||Specimen should be delivered by hand to the laboratory within 1 hour of aspiration.|
|CONTAINER TYPE: |
Sterile test tube from lumbar puncture kit, CSF collection tube or Lavender top 3 ml-draw tube. Do Not use red top plastic tube.
|SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: |
Cerebrospinal fluid, at least 1 mL in a sterile CSF or lavender top tube.
|MINIMUM VOLUME: ||1 mL|
|HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: ||Do not store; place in the hands of laboratory personnel.|
|REFERENCE RANGE: ||0-10 cells/mm³, all lymphocytes and monocytes, 0 red blood cells|
|LAST UPDATED: |
|TEST SYNONYM(S):||CSF, Cell Count; LP; Lumbar Puncture; Spinal Fluid Cell Count; Spinal Tap|
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