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Bacterial Culture and Gram stain, CSF

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P076
Test group Bacterial Culture
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Set up daily, day and evening shifts
Method Aerobic and Anaerobic culture
Collection Instructions Specimen label must contain the date the sample was collected and the legible name of the person who collected the sample.
Container type CSF tube or sterile collection tube
Amount to Collect 5 mL CSF
Sample type CSF
Preferred volume 5 mL CSF
UCSF Rejection Criteria Refrigerated samples
Processing notes Maintain sample at room temperature
Normal range
Stability Incubated at 35-37C, 24 hours
Reflex? If bacteria are detected that are not normal mixed flora they are automatically identified and susceptibility testing is performed.

Full ID and/or susceptibility testing may be omitted upon request when sample is submitted for testing.
Additional information Performed on tube #2. Includes Aerobic & Anaerobic cultures w/ gram stain.
LOINC code 606-4
Last Updated 11/21/2013 12:43:18 PM
Entry Number 89
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