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Csf Protein Not Increased
CSF: Many things can be checked in the csf. This will vary on the reason why the test is ordered in the first place. Oligoclonal bands and immunoglobulin synthesis rate may be checked in ms; viral and fungal cultures, lyme's titers for suspected infections; cell count, cytology and flow cytometry useful in many other disorders. Also, clear refers to transparency, color should be colorless. ...Read more
I took a Lumbar Puncture test and one result came back, CSF protein 46...what does this count mean?
Does Guillain-Barre show up on somatosensory evoked potentials? Also - Is it Possible for one to have GBS with normal CSF protein and normal NCV/EMG?
Adnorm. Blood & cfs results: high: CSF protein-47, high cfs albumin-30.9; low total protein-5.7, low gamma globulin-.5, low IgG quantitative -621 worry?
CSF: Some experts consider CSF protein levels to be normal if the value is equal to or below your age in years. I don't think in your case there is a reason to worry. Other CSF components are important as well. Check with your physician to see if there is any reasons to worry. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more
My hand suddenly went numb over a week ago. Triceps then biceps unable to engage/weak. Normal CSF protein and blood tests incl. B12, folate, (folic acid) WBC, RBC?
See a neurologist:
Who did the spinal tap?
Did you see a neurologist? If not do so soon ...Read more
What exactly is a CSF culture & what is its purpose? Is it difficult to perform and does it take longer than blood cultures for a result to come back?
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 a bit more difficult to perform but still pretty routine) and culture it to see if there are bacteria (or sometimes viruses) growing in it, usually to look for meningitis. It takes the same amount of time as a blood culture (48 hours). ...Read more
Many causes: CSF protein results can be high in many conditions. It is best to interpret the results in the context of all the other results of CSF fluid analysis. Some causes are viral meningitis, demyelinatinfg diseases, diabetes, brain abscess, syphillis, brain tumor, alcoholism, and epilepsy ...Read more
Not of much concern: Why did you have an lp? Slightly low igg is not of much importance by itself. It would be prudent to the discus all of the results with your doctor as the context is important in interpreting lab results. ...Read more
My CSF results show normal cell count but show inflammatory proteins-oligoclonal bands, what does this mean please?
Oligoclonal bands: These proteins are immunoglobulins usually detected by separating the proteins in an electric field-charged gel. Many CNS diseases are associated with their presence, but most commonly they are tested for when there is concern about multiple sclerosis. Since many diseases can cause the abnormality, finding them is not specific and must be correlated with symptoms and other findings. ...Read more
What condition most closely relates to these CSF results? Clear appearance, lymphocytes: 2 cells/μl, protein: 100 mg/dl, glucose: 30 mg/dl.
Need more data: I would like to know your serum glucose at the time of the LP (csf glucose about 2/3 serum) and serum protein (csf 1/200 conc. Of serum). If normal then picture is increased protein, hypoglycorrhachia, and no cells. Without knowing the clinical presentation the diff includes- early bacterial meningitis, viral meningitis- herpes, sah, and tb. Please see your neurologist immediately and take care. ...Read more
Igg synthesis (csf +serum) 20.1, IgG index 1.86, albumin CSF 11.8, IgG CSF 6.4, IgG 1080, albumin 3.7, protein 34 and glucose 54 what do they mean?
Lab Values: These are results from CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) tests that identify values that tell your physician whether you have normal or abnormal levels of Immune Globulin (igg), whether the ratio compared to your blood is correct; adequate protein (albumin) and sugar in the csf. All of these help to diagnose what type of problem may be occurring in your body and nervous system especially. ...Read more
Sonhashydrocephalus with chari II malformation CSF many rbcs wbcs 55/cmm protein 30 mg glucose 50 mg shunt not responding or get blocked will he walk?
Don't know: This answer is too specific. Too many variables. ...Read more
In CSF Volume=2.5mL total protein=119mg/dl Appearnce=Clear Suger=55mg/dl Cell count=5mm3 Rbcs=5mm3 Lymphocytes=100% Neutrophils=0% Is it GBS?
Mri revealed inflammation around spine. Lp revealed protein in csf. What does this mean? Doctor told me sign of MS and no treatment given
See below: Does the MRI show lesions in the spinal cord? Is an MRI of brain also showing "spots"? Is the only abnormality in the spinal fluid, protein elevation, are there oligoclonal bands? Do you really have ms, or is it just a possibility? If you have confirmed diagnosis, need treatment asap. If you do not have a good explanation, get a second opinion. ...Read more
Can you explain my lumbar puncture results - CSF alpha Feto protein 0.555 Beta HCG 0.322 (iu/l) I have a pineal tumour. Tested CSF for germ cell.
These values are OK: These levels do not look out of ordinary. You need to relate these levels to previous levels of these markers. If they were high before then this test might have some meaning. Your oncologist is your best guide to explain what it all means. ...Read more
LP Done. Monocytes 1%, Serum IgG 587/mg/DL, Albumin 4100ml, IGG Index 1.1mg, WBC 23/mm3, RBC 1/mm3, CSF IGG 3.6 mg/DL, Lymphocytoid 97%, protein, neutrophils, glucose, CSF albumin all norm. Any ideas?
What does it mean when a spinal tap last week read that my CSF total protien is 66 is suppose to be 45 and my album level is 37 suppose to be 25?
Spinal tap results: It's very important to interpret the results of a spinal tap or any other test for that matter in the clinical context of the patient. It sounds like the protein level in your CSF is slightly high - but I wonder if there was any blood contaminating the sample that could account for that. If you were having neurological symptoms, then I would hope a diagnosis could be reached to explain everything. ...Read more
Spinal tap results. Csf beta% raised slighty. Csf albumin raised slighty. Cytology report showed increased immature and mature lymphocytes and monocyt?
Check with oncology: The cytology report is a bit concerning and you need to follow-up with your oncologist. Anytime you see increased lymphocytes in the absence of an infection, you have to watch for lymphoma. Your oncologist should be able to give you more information depending on how increased the lymphocyte # is above the normal for your lab. ...Read more
PLEASE EXPLAIN Abnormal increased foci of increased signal on T2-weighted & FLAIR periventricular & subcortical white matter Curvilinear areas of CSF intensity signal abnormality in bilateral cerebellum symmetrical prominent Virchow Robin Spaces?
Brain problem: You need to discuss this with your Dr who knows you best and probably ordered the test. ...Read more
My MRI results say increased CSF within optic nerve sheaths, mild flattening of the posterior globes, and minimal paranasal sinus mucosal thickening.?
Increased CSF: The optic nerve sheaths communicate with the brain and any elevation of CSF pressure is transmitted through them. You didn't mention papilledema on your eye exam, but it is probably there. These are worrisome findings and I would immediately follow up with a neurologist or your treating provider. ...Read more
Had brain MRI for constellation of symptoms, came back normal. To me looks like increased CSF on scan, poss cerebellar ectopia (chiari) easy to miss?
Possibly: There are specific criteria that radiologists use to assess for cerebellar tonsillar ectopia. There are many normal variants of brain anatomy that may look abnormal to the untrained observer. If you are concerned about that specific issue, your doctor that referred you for the MRI can have the radiologist review the exam. ...Read more
Can a spinal tap sittin up cause high CSF open pressure? They put a v.P in and now has edema along the cath line and slit ventricles. In for 10 yrs.
Must be lying: You can't measure opening pressure if the spinal tap is done while you're sitting up. ...Read more
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