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Epic Code LAB268 Spinal Fluid (CSF), Culture

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

Culture CSF w/gram | 4196

Interface Order Alias

50009

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Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF)

 

Container(s): 2nd tube of spinal fluid collected or sterile container

Preferred Volume to Collect: 5.0 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 1.0 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 1.0 mL

 

Collection Instructions:

  • Label container with patient information, specimen source, and date of collection.
  • Send specimen as soon as possible.

 

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

Transport Temperature: Ambient

Processing Instructions:

  • Lab Testing is performed using the following tube order regardless of label:
    • 1) Hematology, 2) Microbiology, 3) Hematology, 4) Chemistry
    • United Lab: 1) Hematology/Chemistry, 2) Microbiology, 3) Hematology

Lab Staff Instructions

Lab Central Staff: All CSF specimens to Hematology first.

Specimen Stability

Ambient: Send to Laboratory as soon as possible

Refrigerate: 48 hours

Laboratory Retention: 28 days (United Lab: 14 days)

Test Frequency

Available daily, preliminary report available within 24 hours Final report available in 3 days.

Reference Range

No Bacteria Isolated

Performing Department

MICROBIOLOGY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Laboratory, Big Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Blodgett Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Ludington Laboratory, Ludington, MI
Spectrum Health Pennock Laboratory, Hastings, MI
Spectrum Health Reed City Laboratory, Reed City, MI
Spectrum Health United Laboratory, Greenville, MI
Spectrum Health Zeeland Laboratory, Zeeland, MI

Methodology

Manual

CPT

87070

CDM Code

4044196

Epic Test ID

1230100550

Beaker LOINC

BACTERIAL CULTURE, CEREBROSPINAL FLUID: 14357-8
GRAM STAIN: 664-3

Mayo Access Code

SHO50009

Reviewed Date

7/31/2021

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: CSF CULTURE
Beaker Display Name: CSF Culture
BEAKER TEST NAME: SPINAL FLUID CULTURE
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: Spinal Fluid Culture

Beaker Synonyms

CULTURE CSF W/ GRAM STAIN|CEREBRAL SPINAL FLUID|CSF CULTURE

Beaker Collection and Specimen Handling

BEAKER COLLECTION: TUBE 2

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BW MICROBIOLOGY: CSF TUBE R (Preferred)-Ambient
BL MICROBIOLOGY: CSF TUBE R (Preferred)-Ambient
BR MICROBIOLOGY: CSF TUBE R (Preferred)-Ambient
GM MICROBIOLOGY: CSF TUBE R (Preferred)-Ambient
LH MICROBIOLOGY: CSF TUBE R (Preferred)-Ambient
PH MICROBIOLOGY: CSF TUBE R (Preferred)-Ambient
RC MICROBIOLOGY: CSF TUBE R (Preferred)-Ambient
UN MICROBIOLOGY: CSF TUBE R (Preferred)-Ambient
ZH MICROBIOLOGY: CSF TUBE R (Preferred)-Ambient