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Fluid Cell Count - CSF

Source Fluid
Mnemonic

CSFCC

If differential is ordered enter both the cell count mnemonic CSFCC and the differential mnemonic CSFC

Specimen Requirements

See CSF Collection Guidelines

Use sterile screw capped tubes

1 mL CSF

Specimen Handling Note: all CSF specimens are sent to Hematology for distribution to other departments/divisions.
Additional Information

 

 

Testing Location Hematology-ACH, FMC, PLC, RGH, SHC
Rural: BMSH
Testing Frequency As required
Alternate Name(s) Cerebrospinal Fluid Cell Count, Cell Count - CSF
Reference Interval WBC: 0 - 5 x 106/L
RBC: none seen

CRL (in addition to above):
Newborns (0 - 6 days): <30 x 106/L mononuclear cells