Blood Sciences Test


Glucose (CSF)

Specimen

CSF in a fluoride oxalate tube

Reference Range

2.2 – 3.9 mmol/L

Test Usage

A low level (compared with the blood glucose) in association with an elevated CSF protein is suggestive of bacterial meningitis.

Turnaround Time

1 day

Availability

Local test

Can be added on to an existing request up to 4 days following sample receipt

Specimen Labelling Procedure