TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: FUNSF    
Fungitell, CSF

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

CSF

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Specimen Type: Spinal Fluid

Sources: CSF

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:  Collect 2 mL of spinal fluid (CSF) in a sterile container. Ship frozen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis Mild reject; Gross reject
Lipemia Mild reject; Gross reject
Icterus Mild reject; Gross reject
Other NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
CSFFrozen (preferred)
 Refrigerated 7 days
 Ambient 4 days