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Cell Count, Cerebrospinal Fluid

Test ID: 


CPT code:



Cerebrospinal Fluid Cell Count
CSF Analysis
Lumbar Puncture

Clinical Use:

Evaluate bacterial or viral encephalitis, meningitis, meningoencephalitis, mycobacterial or fungal infection, primary or secondary malignancy, leukemia/malignant lymphoma of CNS, trauma, vascular occlusive disease, heredofamilial, and/or degenerative processes

Specimen Type:

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)

Requested Volume: 

1 mL

Container Type: 

Sterile, capped tubes

Patient Preparation: 

Usual aseptic aspiration technique

Storage Instructions:

Refrigerate. Transport to the laboratory as soon as possible.

Rejection Criteria

Improper labeling; quantity not sufficient for analysis; frozen specimen; specimen more than 24 hours old

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