CSF CELL PROFILE

Test Code
CSFCELLPROF

CPT Codes
89051

Preferred Specimen
CSF

Instructions
PROFILE INCLUDES: Amount, Color, Xanthochromia, Appearance, WBC, RBC, Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, and Mononuclear Cells.

Transport Container
CSF


Transport Temperature
RT-<30 MINS


Setup Schedule
Set Up:
Report Available:

Reference Range
CSF CELL PROFILE


Clinical Significance
Cerebrospinal fluid analysis may be used to help diagnose a wide variety of diseases and conditions affecting the central nervous system. They may be divided into four main categories:
--Infectious diseases such as meningitis and encephalitis-testing is used to determine if infection is caused by bacteria, viruses, or less commonly by tuberculosis, fungi or parasites, and to distinguish it from other conditions: may slso be used to detect infection of or near the spinal cord or to investigate a fever of unknown origin.
--Bleeding within the brain or skull
--Diseases that cause inflammation or other immune responses such as the production of antibodies: these may include autoimmune disorders, such as Guillian-Barre syndrome or sarcoidosis, or diseases that cause the destruction of myelin, such as multiple sclerosis.
--Tumors located within the cental nervous system or that spread to the central nevous system (metastatic cancer)

Performing Laboratory
LMH - Hematology  x3770 or 3769
 



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.