Cell Count & Diff, CSF

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Call transportation (937-297-8262 option 1) for STAT pickup to transport to MVH laboratory for testing.

Test Code

Alias/See Also
CC & Diff CSF;
Cell Count and Diff (CSF);
Cell Count/Differntial (CSF);
CSF Cell Count;
Spinal Fluid Cell Count;

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
1 mL CSF in sterile container.

Deliver to MVH Laboratory immediately. Call transportation (937) 297-8262 option 1 for STAT pickup.

Transport Container
CSF Collection Tube Kit

Transport Temperature
Room Temperature

Specimen Stability
Refrigerated = 2 hours
No specimen will be rejected due to specimen stability

Hemocytometer count and Manual microscopic review

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
1 hour

Clinical Significance
CSF examination is helpful in the detection and diagnosis of central nervous system disease such as acute bacterial meningitis, encephalomyelitis, polyneuritis, brain tumor, cerebral thrombosis and hemorrhage

Performing Laboratory
CompuNet Clinical Laboratories, LLC
2308 Sandridge Drive
Moraine, OH 45439

Last Updated: November 19, 2021

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.