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CSF (CEREBROSPINAL FLUID) EXAMINATION

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Lab Section Category

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​4 mL CSF in sterile container

Storage and Transport

Method

Appearance: Visual Inspection

WBC/RBC count: Microscopy

Glucose: Spectrophotometry

Total Protein: Spectrophotometry

Test Results

Reference Interval / Value

Appearance : Clear and Colourless

WBC : < 1 mth : 0 - 20 / µL
          : 1 - 2 mths: 0 - 10 / µL
          :  ≥ 2 mths : 0 - 5 / µL

RBC : 0 / µL

Glucose : Normal CSF: Blood Glucose ratio should be 0.6 or above

Total protein : < 1 mth : 0.30 - 1.20 g/L
                        : 1 - 3 mths : 0.20 - 0.60 g/L
                        : ≥ 3 months : 0.1 - 0.4 g/L

Turnaround Time

​Mean = 4 hrs, Range: 3 – 5 hrs

Day(s) Test Set up

​Daily, 24 hrs STAT

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