60450:CEREBROSPINAL FLUID (CSF), CULTURE & GRAM STAIN

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60450:CEREBROSPINAL FLUID (CSF), CULTURE & GRAM STAIN
Methodology: Culture / Microscopic Exam
Edit Date: 4/6/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Preliminary at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 days. Final at 7 days.
CPT Code: 87205 / 87070
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in sterile plastic container.
Handling: Keep ambient. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
Stability: Specimen stable 24 hours ambient. Unstable refrigerated or frozen.
Standard Volume: 1-10 mL CSF.
Minimum Volume: 1 mL CSF.
Transport: Ambient.
Comments: Isolated organisms will be identified. Susceptibility testing will be done, if appropriate. An additional charge will be made for these tests.
Rejection Criteria: Unsterile or leaking container; refrigerated or frozen specimen; delayed transport.

Gram stain: No organisms seen.
Culture: No growth at 7 days.