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Glucose and Protein, CSF (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Cerebrospinal Fluid, Chemistry Colorimetric, reflectometry
Core Lab, Chemistry, Routine

Battery Members

CSF Glucose, CSF Protein, CSF Color

Specimen Requirements

CSF

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

CSF tube 1

N/A 1 mL
Alternate

CSF tube

N/A 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 7 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Hemolyzed specimen
  • Contaminated with contrast media

CPT Code

  • 84157
  • 82945