Gram – CSF: 3+ (6-10/oif) neutrophils –3+ (11-50/oif) gram positive cocci (Streptococcus pneumoniae) – Shipped August 09, 2021
A simulated CSF sample collected from a 68 year old female in-patient was sent to category A and C1 laboratories.
Participants were expected to report the presence of neutrophils and gram positive cocci.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from GS212-2
- The presence of white blood cells in the CSF is useful to support the diagnosis of meningitis.
- Gram stain of CSF demonstrating organisms gives rapid information of the cause of meningeal infection.