GLUCOSE, CSF

Specimen Required
Send 1.0 mL CSF (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial. Specimen must be frozen immediately after collection.

Rejection Criteria
Hemolysis

Methodology
Spectrophotometry (SP)

Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 28 days

Reference Range
40-80 mg/dL

Performed
Monday-Sunday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeGLCSF
CPT-4 Code (s)
82945
LOINC Codes
Glucose, CSF:   2342-4  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory