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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Meningitis: In order to uncover the culprit in a case of meningitis, spinal fluid is obtained, and an attempt to grow the organism in the lab follows (culture).

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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Josefson
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Spinal tap: CSF is cerebrospinal fluid which is obtained through a lumbar puncture or spinal tap. It would be sent for culture to check for bacterial vs. viral or ... Read More
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Dr. Marc Serota
13 years experience Dermatology
Similar to blood: A CSF culture is when you take a sample of CSF (usually from a lumbar puncture which samples the CSF from the spinal canal in the lower back - so yes ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Berns
19 years experience Pathology
Two things: You can have bands (immature neutrophils or acute inflammatory cells) in the CSF from blood contamination or acute inflammation in the CSF from diseas ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
CSF: Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear colorless fluid produced in the choroid plexus in the brain, and acts as a cushion or a buffer for the brain & spinal ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Lumbar puncture: This is not a test of the spinal fluid but an observation on color, i.e., the normal CSF is clear, and if tinted, that suggests presence of red blood ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Imaging study: This is often noted when there is suspicion of a herniated nucleus pulposis as a cause of low back problems. Something is in the space that should be ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manoj Mittal
15 years experience Neurology
CSF: It depends on the clinical situation. What is the background information for gettig the mri?
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Touching: Just touching the fluid around the cord ... getting close but not putting pressure on the cord itself ... usually a disc that's bulged far enough to b ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
28 years experience Psychiatry
Plasma: Plasma.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: CSF leak may occur after a spinal tap. Rarely there can be a spontaneous CSF leak. It is usually associated with severe headache. See this site for mo ... Read More

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