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CSF Culture

Aka: CSF Culture, Cerebrospinal Fluid Culture
  1. Preparations: Culture Mediums for CSF
    1. Sheep blood agar (5%) or chocolate agar
      1. Standard CSF Bacterial culture
    2. Viral culture
      1. Enterovirus Test Sensitivity: 40-80%
      2. HSV Test Sensitivity: 80-90% (in 5-7 days)
    3. Fungal Culture
      1. Cryptococcus Test Sensitivity: 95%
      2. Candida Test Sensitivity: 66%
    4. Tuberculosis Cultures
      1. Requires large CSF volume (15-50 cc/culture)
      2. Test Sensitivity for one culture: 56%
      3. Test Sensitivity for four cultures: 83%
  2. References
    1. Kooiker in Roberts (1998) Procedures in ER, p. 1067-75
    2. Ravel (1995) Lab Medicine, Mosby, p. 294-9
    3. Tunkel in Mandell (2000) Infectious Disease, p. 974-8
    4. Seehusen (2003) Am Fam Physician 68:1103-8 [PubMed]

CSF for culture (C0430403)

Concepts Laboratory Procedure (T059)
SnomedCT 275855006, 168366008, 145560005, 252399001
Italian Coltura del liquido cerebrospinale
English CSF for culture (context-dependent category), Cerebrospinal fluid for culture (situation), Cerebrospinal fluid for culture, cerebrospinal fluid culture, cerebrospinal fluid culture (lab test), CSF culture, Spinal fluid culture, csf culture, CSF Culture, Cerebrospinal fluid culture, CSF for culture, Cerebrospinal fluid culture (procedure)
Spanish líquido cefalorraquídeo para cultivo (situación), LCR para cultivo, líquido cefalorraquídeo para cultivo, Cultivo de líquido cefalorraquídeo, líquido cefalorraquídeo para cultivo (categoría dependiente del contexto), cultivo de LCR, cultivo de líquido cefalorraquídeo (procedimiento), cultivo de líquido cefalorraquídeo, Cultivo de LCR
Dutch ruggenmergvocht kweek, cerebrospinaal vocht kweek
French Culture du liquide céphalo-rachidien, Culture du LCR
Japanese CSF培養, 髄液培養, ズイエキバイヨウ, CSFバイヨウ
Czech Kultivace ze spinálního moku, Kultivace mozkomíšního moku
Hungarian Liquor tenyészet, Gerinc folyadék tenyészet
Portuguese Cultura de LCR
German Liquorkultur
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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