Cell Count and Differential, CSF


Sunquest Code:CCSF  
Epic Code:LAB212Epic Name:Cell Count with Differential CSF
Synonyms:Cerebrospinal Fluid, Analysis; Spinal Fluid Cell Count; CSF Cell Count and Differential
CPT Code:89050, 89051
Test Includes:Color, RBC, WBC, differential
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:CSF
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:Submit less if unable to obtain 1 mL
Container:Sterile tube (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Causes for Rejection:Clotted specimen.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature to arrive ASAP. Refrigerate samples if shipping is delayed.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Hematology  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Grand Itasca GICH)


Interpretive

Reference Range:

 

CSF Leukocyte Count

 

 

Age

Number of mononuclear cells/uL

0- 30 d

0-25

Greater than 30 d

0-5

Note: Differentials will not be performed on WBC counts of 5 or less.

 

Use:Evaluation for bacterial or viral encephalitis, meningitis, meningoencephalitis, mycobacterial or fungal infection, primary or secondary malignancy, leukemia/malignant lymphoma of CNS, trauma, vascular occlusive disease, heredofamilial and/or degenerative processes.


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