Identify bacteria in CSF.
Preliminary: 1 day; Final: 5 days; Positives are reported as soon as detected.
Do not refrigerate for bacterial culture. Transfer 1 mL CSF to a sterile container. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
CRITICAL ROOM TEMPERATURE.
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
Identification and susceptibility tests are performed on positive cultures.
No compliance statements are in use for this test.
Gram stain, identification, and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060106||Culture, Cerebrospinal Fluid||11475-1|
- CSF culture and gram stain