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  CSF Cell Count Specimen Type:
  also known as Cerebrospinal Fluid Cell Count

Spinal Fluid


HEMATOLOGY

Specimen requirements: Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection Tubes
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 2 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 0.5 mL
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Hematology/Coagulation
Stat frequency: Daily
Stat turn around time: 1 hour
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 4 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Hematology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Manual Microscopy
Special Instructions: CSF specimens must be collected in screw-top CSF collection tubes or plain red top tubes and delivered to the micro lab room# 2-109. CSF specimens must have the appropriate specimen tube labeled on the outside of each tube and on each individual requisition (i.e. tube# 1, tube# 2, etc.). Specimens delivered in syringes are unacceptable and will need to be transferred to the correct container by a person from the collection site.
CyberLAB abbreviation: CSFCC
CyberLAB code: 7126
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A