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What does having an elevated CSF protein level mean?

What does having an elevated CSF protein level mean?

CSF protein: Any inflammation or infection can do this to some degree and the protein tends to increase with age and in diabetics. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Csf Protein (Definition)

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) protein is a routine test on fluid obtained from a spinal tap, performed under suspicion that disease or infection of the central nervous system may be present. The results are interpreted with other ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: CSF protein?

Protein in your CSf: This is the amount of protein found in your csf. It can be indicative of infections or autoimmune diseases. See a neurologist for further work up. ...Read more

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What does having an elevated CSF protein level of 87 mean?

What does having an elevated CSF protein level of 87 mean?

CSF protein: An elevated CSF protein cannot be taken out of context without knowing the cell count and glucose. Overall, the CSF protein does increase somewhat with age and in diabetics. ...Read more

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Clear CSF , protein and glucose within normal range, could they still find anything wrong?

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

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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?

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?

Unlikely: GBS causes ascending paralysis, usually due to inflammation of nerve roots. It is mostly a clinical diagnosis. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/guillain-barre-syndrome/basics/symptoms/CON-20025832 ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What is the definition or description of: CSF culture?

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). ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


Cerebrospinal Fluid (Definition)

The fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord provides an exchange pathway and balancing system for brain and spinal cord metabolism, besides a cushioning system for routine impacts of our ...Read more