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Glucose, Spinal Fluid
Used for evaluation of meningitis, neoplastic involvement of meninges, and other neurological disorders.
CSF tube, plastic aliquot tube
CSF, A simultaneous blood glucose level should also be obtained and submitted.
Date and time of collection are required. CSF glucose values should be approximately 60% of the plasma values and should be compared with concurrently measured plasma values for adequate clinical interpretation.
|Additional Processing Details||
Centrifuge to remove any cellular material and transfer to a plastic aliquot tube.
Room temp - Not acceptable
Refrigerated - 7 days,
Frozen - 30 days
|Unacceptable Specimen Conditions||
Specimens received at room temperature.
Monday - Saturday
|Minimum Sample Volume||
Children (<18 years old) 60-80 mg/dL
Adults (>=18 years old) 40-70 mg/dL