CSF Culture Panel

Test Schedule
Lab Lab section Days Turnaround
WADDL - Pullman Bacteriology Mon-Fri 2-7 days
Price: $85.00
The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) culture panel is for the detection of bacterial infections of CSF and includes aerobic culture, anaerobic culture and a Gram stain.

This panel does not include antimicrobial susceptibility testing which is an additional charge per susceptibility.

Note, CSF infections may be associated with a fungal infection. Please see our mycology culture for additional information. 
Specimens Required
  • CSF
Sampling Requirements
For additional information on how to collect and submit a sample please visit our Submit a Sample page.
Collection Container
  • Sterile, leak-proof container
  • Obligate anaerobic bacterial transport system (swabs are not recommend due to small sample size)
Packing Instructions
For additional information, please visit our Packing and Shipping page.
Special Instructions
Please note specimens are not routinely pooled for culture unless specifically requested. 
Ordering Instructions
For online test ordering please visit our Submit a Sample page for additional information. To submit a specimen without submitting through our online portal please see our Forms page for fillable forms and further instruction.
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