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Test Code:
090-40-0160-01

Order Name:
CSF C/S

 
Useful For:
Diagnosis of bacterial infections
 
Methodology:
  1. Conventional Culture Technique
  2. Identification by MALDI-TOF
  3. Suceptibility test by Vitek 2 Compact
 
AliasesName:
Aerobic culture
Aerobic bacteria culture
Culture, General Bacteria
Bacteria cullture
Bacterial meningitis
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-40-0160-01

Order Name:
CSF C/S

 
Patient Preparation:
Medications: Do not use antibiotics before collection of specimen
 
Collection Specimen Or Container:
CSF/ Sterile container
  1. Disinfect site with iodine or chlorhexidine preparation.
  2. Insert a needle with stylet at L3-L4, L4-L5, or L5-S1 interspace.
  3. Upon reaching the subarachnoid space, remove the stylet and collect 1–2 ml of fluid into each of three leakproof containers
 
Specimen Testing Type:
CSF, volume Entire collection (minimum 0.5 mL.)
 
Sub Mission Container:
If only one container of CSF is collected, it should be submitted to microbiology first; otherwise, submit container 2nd to microbiology.
 
Rejection Criteria:
Specimen in formalin or dry swab or refrigerated will be reject.
 
Specimen Stabillity:
Specimen Type Temperature Time
CSF Room temperature, 18oC to 25oC 15 minutes
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-40-0160-01

Order Name:
CSF C/S

 
Method detail:
  1. Conventional Culture Technique
  2. Identification by MALDI-TOF
  3. Suceptibility test by Vitek 2 Compact
 
Schedule:
Tested daily (24 hours)
 
Turnaround Time:
Received specimen to report within 3 days.
 
Performing Location:
Microbiology, Laboratory Department Tel. 14171
 
Specimen Retention Time:
1 month
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-40-0160-01

Order Name:
CSF C/S

 
 
Clinical Information:
Bacterial meningitis is a very serious disease and may result in a learning disability, speech defects, hearing loss, seizures, loss of extremity function, permanent brain damage, and even death. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, up to 15% of the survivors of bacterial meningitis remain with permanent complications and health issues, as described above.The most common causes of meningitis in all age groups except newborns is Streptococcus pneumonia, Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenza type b
 
Reference Value:
No growth
 
Interpretation:
Isolate and identify potentially aerobic pathogenic organisms.
 
Clinical Reference:
  1. Amy L. Leber, editor. Clinical Microbiology Procedure Handbook 4th Edition. Washington DC: American Society for Microbiology; 2016
  2. James H. Jorgensen, Michael A. PFALLER. Manual of Clinical Microbiology 11th ed. Washington, DC: ASM Press; 2015
  3. https://www.emedicinehealth.com/brain_infection/article_em.htm#what_causes_a_brain_infection (Retrieved: 29 Jan 2019)
  4. https://www.mayocliniclabs.com (Retrieved: 29 Jan 2019)