Diagnostic Test Directory

Hematology Laboratory

CSF Cell Count

  • LIS Mnemonic: CSFCC

    Collect

    Plastic screw cap CSF tube

    Volume Required

    2 mL. CSF

    Minimum Required

    1 mL. CSF

    Transport

    Room temperature

    Stability

    Room Temperature, 12 hours from time of collection

    Unacceptable conditions

    CSFs > 12 hours old.Totally clotted specimens.

Reported

Stat 90 Min.Routine 2 hours.

Reflex Testing

CSFD - differential on CSF will be ordered if WBC on count is greater than 6/cumm

CPT

89050, 89051

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