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Glucose, CSF

Glucose, CSF (GM2740) Chemistry Lab Test

Name: Glucose, CSF

Test Name: Glucose, CSF

Health Link Test Code: GM2740

LIS Test Code: CFGLUC

CPT Code(s): 82945

Methodology: Hexokinase

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

Collection Instructions:

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

Stability Ambient:

3 days

Stability Refridgerated:

1 month

Sample Analyzed: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or ventricular fluid aliquot

Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.1 mL

Specimen Processing:

Centrifuge. Transfer cell-free fluid to plastic vial. Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory immediately. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.

Interpretation:

30 days and up:  40-80 mg/dL

Interpretation Type: Expected Results

Critical Calls: yes