Cerebrospinal Fluid Profile

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB2286
  • Soft Test Code:
  • CF
Alternate 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


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

2.0 mL CSF Fluid in CSF Collection tube

Alternate Specimen

 

TransportAndStorage

Cell Count:
30 minutes Ambient 
30 minutes Refrigerated

Glucose & Protein - 3 days Refrigerated
4 hours on cells

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

Clinical Interpretation

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

Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Parkview Kosciusko Hospital
  • Parkview LaGrange Hospital
  • Parkview Noble Hospital
  • Parkview Randallia Hospital
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center
  • Parkview Southwest
  • Parkview Wabash Hospital
  • Parkview Whitley Hospital
Days Performed
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Chemistry
  • Hematology
Stat Eligible

Coding & Compliance

CDM

01484225, 01420200, 01420196, 01430195


CPT Coding

82784, 82945, 84157, 89050,