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Cell Counts, CSF (CSF Analysis)

Container Type

Test ID   LAB212
EPIC Order   CSF ANALYSIS (CELL COUNT WITH DIFFERENTIAL)
CPT Code(s)   89051
Group/Individual Test   Group
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   30 Routine: 888 STAT
Specimen Routine: 1 mL CSF: See Important Comments
Availability Routine: 24 Hours/Day
  STAT: YES 
Turnaround Time   STAT 1 hr., Routine 2 hrs.
Reference Range Normal: See Table Below
  Critical: Blasts, Abnormal Cells, Microorganisms
Comments Deliver Within 30 Minutes in screw top tube,
Urine containers are not acceptable for transport

Reference Ranges:  CSF Cell Counts

Age Nucleated Cells/µL
<1 month 0-32
1 mo-1 yr 0-10
1-4 yrs 0-8
5 yrs-Adult 0-5

Reviewed by jcayless on February 16, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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