The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

CSF Cell Count Only (Paediatric Haematology only)

CSF Cell Count Only (Paediatric Haematology only)

Samples for monitoring patients CSF cell counts may be sent from Paediatric Haematology

Tube Sterile universal
ID 36754
Availability Processing 24/7 Positive results released to server 24/7
Additional Information It is imperative that these samples are requested on Order Comms from the Paediatric Haematology page under the collection Bone Marrow and CSF.

If infection is suspected then request from the main Microbiology page and ensure clinical details are clear that infection is suspected.
Turn Around Cell Count - within 4 hours
Send to LGI Microbiology Department
Collection Con Observe aseptic sampling technique for performing lumbar puncture and decanting sample into sterile universal containers. Transport the sample to the laboratory as quickly as possible. Note: The recovery of anaerobes is compromised if the transport time exceeds 3 hours.
IP Routine TAT Cell Count - within 4 hours
GP Routine TAT Cell Count - within 4 hours