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Glucose, CSF

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB185
EPIC Order   GLUCOSE, CSF
CPT Code(s)   82945
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   Routine 30; STAT 888
Specimen Routine: 1 mL CSF, tube #2; see important Comments
  micro: 0.2 mL CSF, tube #2
Stability
Unspun: 1 hour
Room temperature: Yes
Refrigerator: 7 days
Frozen: 6 months
Availability Routine: 24 hr/day
  STAT: YES 
Turnaround Time   Stat 1 hr; Routine 2 hr
Reference Range Normal: 50-75 mg/dL
Comment Must be transported in a screw top container
Urine containers are not acceptable for transport

Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions:

Centrifuge, aliquot, refrigerate

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on June 28, 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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