Standard microbiologic culture media and techniques
Culture, Gram stain
CSF, CSF, shunt fluid, CSF, ventricular fluid
|Container Type||Container Size||Specimen Volume|
CSF tube 2
Room temperature - 8 hour(s)
- Keep at room temperature
- Protect from cold.
Reasons for Rejection
- Not received at proper temperature
- Not received within specified time frame
Includes cytospin-prepared direct Gram stain. Gram Stain resulted within 2 hours of receipt. Specimens collected via shunt will be cultured anaerobically for Propionibacterium.