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Glucose, CSF

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB185
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
Unspun: 1 hour
Refrigerator: 7 days
Frozen: 6 months
Availability 24 hr/day
Turnaround Time   Stat 1 hr; Routine 2 hr
Reference Range
CSF Glucose Reference Ranges (mg/dL)
Age 0-1 year 34-100
1-3 years 43-76
3-10 years 43-72
10-18 years 47-77
>18 years (Adult) 48-79
Citation: Leen WG, Willemsen MA, Wevers RA, Verbeek MM (2012) Cerebrospinal Fluid Glucose and Lactate: Age-Specific Reference Values and Implications for Clinical Practice. PLoS ONE 7(8): e42745. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042745
Comment Must be transported in a screw top container
Urine containers are not acceptable for transport

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on September 03, 2021

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.

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