VIRAL CULTURE - CSF

LAB3270
CVCSF

Collect

At least 0.5 mL CSF in a sterile container.

Unacceptable Conditions

Sample not properly identified; incorrect container; insufficient sample volume; sample not refrigerated/frozen at specified temperatures; specimens that are grossly contaminated, bloody, or non-CSF.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Internal: Deliver to lab immediately.
Offsite: Refrigerate or keep on ice. Transport same day. If delivery is not expected within 24 hours, freeze at -70 degrees C and ship on dry ice.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Temperature-labile organisms

Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen (-70 degrees C): Greater than 24 hours

Remarks

Preliminary report sent at 7 days; final at 14 days. LAB254 VIRAL CULTURE will be ordered for non-CSF specimens.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Virology

Performed

Daily

Methodology

Cell culture

Reported

14 days

Synonyms

  • LAB3270
  • CVCSF

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Virology

CPT Codes

87252, 87253.
Additional charges are possible based on findings.

Collection

LAB3270
CVCSF

Collect

At least 0.5 mL CSF in a sterile container.

Unacceptable Conditions

Sample not properly identified; incorrect container; insufficient sample volume; sample not refrigerated/frozen at specified temperatures; specimens that are grossly contaminated, bloody, or non-CSF.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Internal: Deliver to lab immediately.
Offsite: Refrigerate or keep on ice. Transport same day. If delivery is not expected within 24 hours, freeze at -70 degrees C and ship on dry ice.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Temperature-labile organisms

Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen (-70 degrees C): Greater than 24 hours

Remarks

Preliminary report sent at 7 days; final at 14 days. LAB254 VIRAL CULTURE will be ordered for non-CSF specimens.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Virology

Ordering

Performed

Daily

Methodology

Cell culture

Reported

14 days

Synonyms

  • LAB3270
  • CVCSF
Result Interpretation

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Virology

Administrative

CPT Codes

87252, 87253.
Additional charges are possible based on findings.

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