Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Cell Count, CSF

CMH Lab Section
Hematology

Specimen Requirements
Minimum 1 ml in sterile CSF tube

Availability
Stat, Routine

Turn Around Time
Stat 1Hr, Routine 2Hrs

Processing Instructions
Deliver to laboratory ASAP

Methodology
Manual - Hemocytometer or Automated

Ranges
Appearance              Colorless, Clear
WBC                        0 Day     0-30 Monuclear/uL
                              1 Mo       0-5   Monuclear/uL
RBC                                      0/uL
Polys                       0 Day      0-5%
                              1 Mo       0-3%
Lymph                      0 Day     17-23%
                               1 Mo      48-72%
Mono                       0 Day      56-84%
                               1 Mo       26-34%

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