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Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel, CSF

Test Name:Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel, CSF
Epic Order Code:LAB6091
CPT Code:87483
Specimen(s) Type:CSF; 1.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s): Tube top is red.
Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: 2 hours
 Routine: 2 hours
Collection Information:See specific specimen type in Serology/Virology Collection Information by Source.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to lab immediately the specimen must be refrigerated (stable for 1 week).
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient volume, incorrect/delay in transport, excessive hemolysis, lipemia or icterus.
Reference Range:Negative