Sign in →

Epic Code LAB185 Glucose, Cerebrospinal Fluid

Important Note

Spectrum Health Kelsey Laboratory does not perform this test.  If testing is urgently required by the ED, ensure that a stat courier is on sight prior to collection to ensure transportation is available for this time sensitive testing.

Test Name Alias

Glucose CSF | 8646

Interface Order Alias


Quick Collect


Ordering Instructions

Lab Testing is performed using the following tube order regardless of label:

1) Hematology, 2) Microbiology, 3) Hematology, 4) Chemistry


United Lab: Tests Chemistry on tube 1

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Spinal Fluid (CSF)


Container(s): Sterile vial or Sterile transport tube or CSF tube

Preferred Volume to Collect: 1.0 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 0.5 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 0.5 mL


Collection Instructions:

  • Label container with patient information, specimen source, and date of collection.

  • Send to lab immediately (within 1 hour) for specimen processing – See processing instructions.

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

Centrifuge/Spin: Yes

Aliquot: Yes


Processing Instructions:

  • Centrifuge and analyze specimen immediately upon arrival to lab

Transport Temperature: Refrigerate

Lab Staff Instructions

Lab Central Staff: All CSF specimens to Hematology first.

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 1 hour

Refrigerate: 72 hours

Frozen: Remove from cells if present, freeze for longer storage

Laboratory Retention: 7 days (United Lab: 14 days)

Test Frequency

Available 24 hours, usual TAT 1 day.

Reference Range

45 – 80 mg/dL

Performing Department


Performing Department Laboratory Location

Corewell Health Reference Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Corewell Health Big Rapids Laboratory, Big Rapids, MI
Corewell Health Blodgett Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Corewell Health Gerber Laboratory, Fremont, MI
Corewell Health Ludington Laboratory, Ludington, MI
Corewell Health Pennock Laboratory, Hastings, MI
Corewell Health Reed City Laboratory, Reed City, MI
Corewell Health Greenville Laboratory, Greenville, MI
Corewell Health Zeeland Laboratory, Zeeland, MI





CDM Code


Epic Test ID



Glucose CSF: 2342-4

Reviewed Date