Culture CSF

All gram stains performed STAT.

Test Code

Preferred Specimen
0.1 mL CSF container

Testing Frequency: Daily, STAT gram stain within 1 hour

Transport Container
CSF Micro Last Tube

Transport Temperature
Immediately at room temperature

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Stability: 1 hour at room temperature

Routine culture & STAT gram stain

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.