Cerebral Spinal Fluid Cell Count

Last Modified: 2/25/2020 11:40:45 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes: Please contact PHL Client Reponse at 266-1500 (Option 2) to request a Stat courier pick up
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Cerebrospinal Fluid in CSF Collection tube
Collection Instructions:
Do not centrifuge

Physician to obtained via lumbar puncture

Note on specimen and order if specimen is Shunt Fluid
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 30 minutes Ambient 
30 minutes Refrigerated
Reference Range:

RBC: 0/uL
WBC: 0 - 5/uL

Critical Ranges:

Any microorganism present on smear

Test Comments: If > or = 5 WBC/cumm a differential will be reflexed and charged
Methodology: Hemocytometer Microscopic Exam
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Stat Eligible: Yes
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Dekalb, Parkview Hospital Randallia, Parkview Huntington, Parkview LaGrange, Parkview Noble, Parkview Regional Medical Center, Parkview Wabash, Parkview Warsaw , Parkview Whitley
PHL Test Code: CCELL
EPIC Test Code: LAB212
Alternate Test Names: Cell Count, CSF; CSF Cell Count; Spinal Fluid Cell Count
Included Tests: Clarity; Color; Red Blood Cell Count (RBC); White Blood Cell Count (WBC)
CPT Coding: 89050 (Reflex 89051)

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