Glucose, Cerebrospinal Fluid (View in report form.)
CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:
Specimen accepted daily, 24 hours
Specimen should be delivered as soon as possible in order to avoid a falsely decreased level due to cellular and bacterial utilization. If three tubes are available, tube #2 is used for this test. A request for a plasma glucose should be made at the time of the spinal tap to coincide with the CSF glucose.