Test directory: Spinal Fluid Cell Count, w/Diff

Ordering Code 526
Test Name Spinal Fluid Cell Count, w/Diff
Alias CSF Cell Count Lumbar Puncture
CSF Analysis
Cerebrospinal Fluid Cell Count
Spinal Tap Cell Count
Preferred Specimen Cerebral Spinal Fluid
Preferred Container Cerebral Spinal Fluid Kit Tubes
Other Specimen/Container Cerebrospinal Fluid in Sterile Container
Optimum Volume 3 mL
Collection Instructions Collect CSF in 3-4 sterile, labeled, capped tubes that are numbered 1,2,3 and 4 in the fill order. Tube 2 should be submitted and should contain enough spinal fluid for all tests requested and be free from peripheral blood.
Handling Instructions Do not store specimen. Transport to testing lab immediately.
Transport Requirements On Island: Ambient
Specimen Stability Ambient: 1 Hour
Rejection Criteria Clotted, Insufficient quantity, Refrigerated, Frozen,
Centrifuged specimen, Incorrect specimen tube order received, Specimen heavily contaminated with peripheral blood
Avail. Stat YES
Analytic Time 1 Day
Methodology Automated cell counter on microscopic examination

Reference range(s)

Component Age Male Norm Male Critical Low Male Critical High Female Norm Female Critical High Female Critical Low Units Add'l info
Tube No. ALL See report.
Color ALL See report.
Appearance ALL See report.
Supernatant ALL See report.
WBC ALL /cu mm See report.
Neutrophils ALL % See report.
Lymphocytes ALL % See report.
Monocytes ALL % See report.
RBC ALL /cu mm See report.