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Culture, CSF (includes Gram Stain)

Mnemonic:    [C CSF]
Name:    Culture, CSF (includes Gram Stain)
Specimen:    CSF submitted in a sterile container. Deliver immediately at room temperature.
Reference Range:    No Growth
Critical Range:     Any organisms in CSF Gram Stain or Culture
  Method:    Bacteriologic Culture
Note:    A gram stain is included.Reported at 72 hours.Positives reported immediately.

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