Test Catalog


Search below or browse by department on the left hand menu for testing offered at Providence Health Care laboratories.

Testing not found here may be available via our send out program. Please refer to our send out test directory (requires PHC intranet access). Pre-approval by a laboratory physician is required for many send out tests for both inpatients and outpatients.

For questions or comments about this catalog please contact Dr. Janet Simons at janet.simons@providencehealth.bc.ca

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Test Name: RBC Count, CSF

Test Code: CRBC

Male Reference Interval

Age Category       Reference Interval       units
0 y - <12 m 0-675 X10 6/L
12 m - <20 y 0-10 X10 6/L
≥ 20 y 0-10 X10 6/L

Female Reference Interval

Age Category       Reference Interval       units
0 y - <12 m 0-675 X10 6/L
12 m - <20 y 0-10 X10 6/L
≥ 20 y 0-10 X10 6/L

Turn around time:

Collection Container: Lavender

Sample Type: CSF

Minimum Volume: 3.0 ml

Method: DC Impedance, Sysmex

Measurement uncertainty: 2%