Spinal fluid culture, stain

Alphabetical Test listing

Spinal fluid culture, stain-6557

  
Spinal fluid culture, stain
  
6557
  
LAB6557
  
CSF
  
CSF Culture
  
  • Gram stain
  • Culture
  • Identification, susceptibilities and serogrouping will be performed on all microbiology isolates considered by the laboratory to be significant.
  
Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF)
  

Sterile screw cap vial

  
1.0 mL
  
  • Submit entire specimen
  • Do not refrigerate
  • Transport immediately

 

  

Sterile Screw Cap Vial

  

Ambient (strict)

Transport to the laboratory immediately

  
  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Time delay between time of collection and receipt of specimen
  • Improper transport container
  • Improper transport temperature
  • Inappropriate specimen type
  • Leaking container
  
AHL - Microbiology: M
  
Daily
  
Stat gram stain - 1 hour
Preliminary - 1 day
Final - 5 days
  

Culture and gram stain

  
87070
87205

Additional CPT codes (if appropriate):
87186 - Sensitivities
87077 - ID

This list may not be all inclusive if there is the need to send the ID or sensitivities out to a referral laboratory
  
11/30/2001
  
09/25/2019
  
03/03/2020