Identify bacteria in CSF.
Negative at 6 days
Positives 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.
Gram stain, identification, and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture. Testing is limited to the university of Utah Health Science Center
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060106||Culture, Cerebrospinal Fluid||11475-1|
- CSF culture and gram stain