|Downtime form:||A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery|
CSF should be collected directly from the tap needle: Collect from the first drop in to the containers in the order indicated. Fill each tube to the marked line (0.5 mL in tubes 1, 2, 5 and 1.0 mL in tubes 3 and 4). Attach patient identifies to each tube without covering the tube number. If there is no blood contamination, place the tubes into a biohazard bag and place on ice (or dry ice if available) at the beside.
Absolute Minimum: 0.5 mL CSF