Department: 
Microbiology
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Pseudonyms: 
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) -culture/microscopy
Test Code: 
CSF
Availability: 
Daily
Collection Requirements: 
Sterile black topped tubes numbered 1, 2, 3. Extra 2 ml for TB, extra 2 ml for Fungi. Procedure for collecting CSF is described in the Patient Procedure Manual. Consult Medical Microbiologist if Mycobacterial culture, viral culture, syphilis serology or cryptococcal antigen
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Range: 
Notes: 
Sterile black topped tubes numbered 1, 2, 3._x000D_Extra 2 ml for TB, extra 2 ml for Fungi._x000D_Procedure for collecting CSF is described in the Patient Procedure Manual._x000D_Consult Medical Microbiologist if Mycobacterial culture, viral culture, syphilis serology or c