Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in a sterile plastic container.
24 hours ambient. Unstable refrigerated or frozen.
3 mL CSF
1.5 mL CSF
Both positive and negative Streptococcus Pneumoniae Antigen Test results will reflex to Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF), Culture and Gram Stain (64050).If organisms are isolated on culture, they will be identified. Susceptibility testing will be done if appropriate. Additional charges will be added for these tests.
Unsterile container; refrigerated or frozen specimen; delayed transport.