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CSF CULTURE W/GRAM STAIN

Test Name  CSF CULTURE W/GRAM STAIN 
Mnemonic  CSF 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   8,707,087,205 
Department  Microbiology 
Container  CSF TUBE 
Alternative Container   
Handling  Specimen: CSF in sterile container submitted as soon as possible. Submit tube #2 from a series. Stability: Keep ambient until cultures are set. Set up daily. Gram stain included. TAT: Routine culture, 2 days.  
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Component  GRAM STAIN CSF CULTURE 
Methodology  Standard culture procedures 
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Neonate Reference Range   
Required Information  Sensitivity ordered? 
Performed   
Reported   Routine gram stain 4 hr, STAT 1hr 
Note  Additional charges may vary based on id/sensi of significant isolates, concentration of specimen. 
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