Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Culture- CSF (Microbiology)

CMH Lab Section
Microbiology

Specimen Requirements
Transport in a sterile screw cap tube

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
48 hrs

Special Instructions
Surgical prep for puncture. Transport to the laboratory immediately. If only one tube is collected, deliver to the microbiology lab first; otherwise submit tube 2. Never refrigerate the sample.

Ranges
No bacteria isolated

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