Name: Glucose, CSF
Test Name: Glucose, CSF
Health Link Test Code: GM2740
LIS Test Code: CFGLUC
CPT Code(s): 82945
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.
Specimen: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or ventricular fluid
Collection Container: Sterile screw cap container
Also Acceptable: Red top
0.2 mL of CSF or ventricular fluid is sufficient volume for glucose and protein.
Collection Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.3 mL
Sample Analyzed: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or ventricular fluid aliquot
Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.1 mL
Centrifuge. Transfer cell-free fluid to plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Transport specimen to the laboratory immediately. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.
30 days and up: 40-80 mg/dL
Interpretation Type: Expected Results
Critical Calls: yes