Flashcards in Miscellaneous Bench (CSF) Deck (15)
Which CSF tubes should be sent to micro, hematology and chem lab?
Tube 1: Chemistry (contains skin plug thats ok)
Tube 2: Micro (most sterile)
Tube 3: Hematology (least amount of blood from traumatic stick)
pleomorphic gram negative rods so small you can't tell if it is a GNR or cocci
Gram Neg Diplococci (small)
Big enough to tell that it's a rod
- E. coli
Medium to large gram variable rods
Gram positive cocci or football shaped if strep pneumo
Common cause of meningitis in newborns
Group B strep
Common cause of meningitis in young children
Common cause of meningitis in young adults
Common cause of meningitis in order adults
Common cause of meningitis in immunocompromised patients
Any and all
What condition would likely cause growth of anaerobes in CSF?
How CSF should be stored during transportation or if they can't be immediately processed?
CSF should NOT BE REFRIGERATED. RT or incubation