A 46-year-old member asked:
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is this normal spinal tap if negative?

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Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience Neurosurgery
Test is not perfect: Spinal tap looks at the cells, proteins, electrolytes and glucose levels in spinal fluid. Depending on the reasons for the test, some conditions are readily diagnosed, while others are suggested. It's difficult to know from the question what a negative result means.
Answered on Jan 20, 2017
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Yes, a negative result means it is normal.
Answered on Sep 14, 2014

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