Test directory: Spinal Fluid Cell Count, w/Diff

Ordering Code526
Test NameSpinal Fluid Cell Count, w/Diff
AliasCSF Cell Count
Lumbar Puncture
CSF Analysis
Cerebrospinal Fluid Cell Count, Spinal Tap
Preferred SpecimenCerebrospinal Fluid
Preferred ContainerCerebrospinal Fluid Kit Tubes
Other Specimen/ContainerCerebrospinal Fluid in Sterile Container
Optimum Volume3 mL
Collection InstructionsCollect 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 InstructionsDo not store specimen. Transport to testing lab immediately.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 1 Hour
Rejection CriteriaClotted, Insufficient quantity, Refrigerated, Frozen,
Centrifuged specimen, Incorrect specimen tube order received, Specimen heavily contaminated with peripheral blood.
Avail. StatYES
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyAutomated cell counter or microscopic examination

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Tube No.ALLSee report.
ColorALLSee report.
AppearanceALLSee report.
SupernatantALLSee report.
WBCALL/cu mmSee report.
NeutrophilsALL%See report.
LymphocytesALL%See report.
MonocytesALL%See report.
RBCALL/cu mmSee report.
BlastsALL%See report.
BasophilsALL%See report.
EosinophilsALL%See report.