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Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cell count, microscopy and culture

Category Microbiology
Test background
Clinical Indications
Reference range

Cell count: <5 WBCs/µL

Sample & container required CSF
Sample volume Preferably three sequentially labelled sterile universal containers ≥1 mL
Transport storage Transport to the laboratory as soon as possible, after informing laboratory personnel
Turnaround time 3 days