Cell Count, CSF
0095018
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
CSF
Methodology
Cell Count/Differential
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
CSF.  
Specimen Preparation
Do not freeze. Transport 0.5 mL CSF.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Frozen specimens. Clotted specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
By report  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
89051
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0095003Clots41293-2
0095005White Blood Cells, Fluid6743-9
0095006Red Blood Cells, Fluid23860-0
0095007Differential Total Cell Count 
0095008% Lymphocytes fluid11031-2
0095009% Monocytes fluid26487-9
0095010% PMN fluid26513-2
0095011% Eosinophils fluid32593-6
0095012% Blasts fluid 
0095013% Other-body fluid cell count26473-9
0095033Appearance CSF10333-3
0095035Color CSF10335-8
2000141% Basophils fluid 
2004469Cell Clumps Present 
2004470Pathology Review 
2004471Debris Present 
2004475Review Notes 
2004482RBC Auto Total 
2004487Tube Number 
2004490WBC Auto Total 
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