Lab Test : CSF Ventricular Fluid Culture Routine includes Gram Stain

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Alternate:Ventricular Fluid Culture
Includes:Culture and gram stain. Susceptibility included if warranted.
Department:Microbiology
Phone:(937) 641-3902
SQ Code:CSFV
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Preliminary report at 1 day. Negative cultures are finalized at 10 days, positives as identified.
Specimen:Ventricular fluid
Volume:1.0 mL
Container:Sterile container
Temperature:Room temperature, transport to lab within 10 minutes.
Rejection:Refrigerated specimen.
NOT RECEIVED IN LAB WITH-IN 1 HOUR
Normal:No growth after 10 days.
Uses:Identify microorganisms that may cause infection.
Limitations:Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth. Culture is more sensitive than gram stain. Contamination with adjacent areas should be avoided.
Method:Culture
 

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