Cerebrospinal Fluid Profile

Last Modified: 9/8/2021 6:55:00 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 2.0 mL CSF Fluid in CSF Collection tube
Collection Instructions:
Physician to obtained via lumbar puncture

Always specify order of importance of CSF tests when multiple tests ordered

Note on specimen and order if specimen is from Shunt Fluid

Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: Cell Count:
30 minutes Ambient 
30 minutes Refrigerated

Glucose & Protein - 3 days Refrigerated
4 hours on cells
Reference Range:

RBC: 0 /uL
WBC: 0 - 5 /uL
Glucose: 40 - 70 mg/dL
Protein: 15 - 45 mg/dL 

Critical Ranges:

Any microorganism present on smear

Test Comments: If > or = 5 WBC in the Cell Count a differntial will be reflexed and charged

Due to interferences associated with PHL methodology, CSF protein measurements may not be accurate if intrathecal or intraventricular aminoglycosides have been administered; or aminoglycosides have been administered under conditions that may result in the breakdown of the blood-brain barrier.
Methodology: Multiple - Based on Individual Components
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: CF
EPIC Test Code: LAB2286
Alternate Test Names: CSF Profile; CSF Routine
Included Tests: Cell Count [Clarity; Color; Red Blood Cell Count (RBC); White Blood Cell Count (WBC)]; Glucose CSF; IgG CSF; Protein CSF
CPT Coding: 82784, 82945, 84157, 89050,

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