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Methodology: Wright Giemsa
Edit Date: 9/19/2007
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 24-48 hours, weekdays
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in a sterile plastic tube. Send to laboratory STAT.
Handling: Cerebrospinal fluid is normally collected in sterile plastic tubes and divided among several laboratory departments. Ideally, the specimen should be kept refrigerated until the specimen reaches the laboratory, where a Wright stain preparation will be prepared for cytologic exam and any other ordered testing will be performed (cell counts, culture, glucose, and protein, etc.). The slide preparation should be within 2 hours of collection.
Standard Volume: 1 mL CSF.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL CSF.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Refer to the Surgical Pathology section of the User Guide for special specimen collection instructions.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen held ambient more than 2 hours.

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