Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Protein & Glucose,CSF

Test Name: Protein & Glucose,CSF
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: CSF
Collection Information: Not acceptable if collected in anticoagulant.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
1 hour
 
Reference Range: Protein: 200-400 mg/L

Glucose: 2.2-3.9 mmol/L
Effective Date: 2008-11-16
Revised Date: 2014-02-25
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Used for investigating possible central nervous system (CNS) infection. To detect increased permeability of the blood-brain barrier to plasma proteins. To detect increased intrathecal production of immunoglobulins.
Special Processing:  
Comments: Simultaneous serum specimen and CSF specimens should be taken.
Blood in the CSF specimen invalidates the protein value.
Method of Analysis: Protein: Turbidimetric
Glucose: Enzymatic rate
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: CSF samples are to be sent to laboratory immediately after collection. Keep samples at room temperature.
CSF specimens should be processed without delay; they may contain cells and microorganisms that lower the concentration of glucose with time.
System Codes: 
Cerner
CSFCH
 
Referred To:  

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