Cell Count and Differential
Label Mnemonic: CSF-Cell Ct
Epic Lab Code: LAB1022
Downtime Form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery
6240 RCP
Collection Medium:
CSF collection kit
1.0 mL; CSF
Delivery Instructions:
Note: Due to rapid cell degradation, specimens should be received in the laboratory within two hours of draw.
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
3 hours (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
WBC Normals 0-1 yrs 0-30/μL 1-5 yrs 0-20/μL 5-13 yrs 0-10/μL adult 0-5/μL
Includes cell counts, total nucleated cells and RBC and nucleated cell differential if three or more cells are found. The differential is based on the morphologic examination of a wright-stained cytospin preparation. The cells are reported as number per μL; erythrocytes, total nucleated cells, neutrophils, lymphocytes, eosinophils, and a composite group of monocytes-histocytes- macrophages. These slides are retained for approximately two months.
Hemocytometer/Automated Count and Wright Stain
CPT Code: