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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. Marvin Ott
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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?

What is the definition or description of: CSF protein?

Lab test: 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 findings for diagnostic purposes. ...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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I took a Lumbar Puncture test and one result came back, CSF protein 46...what does this count mean?

I took a Lumbar Puncture test and one result came back,  CSF protein 46...what does this count mean?

Probably OK: That's a barely abnormal protein level. If it's the only abnormal finding in your CSF, probably everything is OK. But double check with your doctor. ...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

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What can a LP high protein CSF level of 46 mean?

What can a LP high protein CSF level of 46 mean?

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

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I had a recent lp. What does slightly-below normal levels of IgG proteins in the CSF indicate?

I had a recent lp. What does slightly-below normal levels of IgG proteins in the CSF indicate?

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

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The elevated protein level in CSF show GBS or polio ?

The elevated protein level in CSF show GBS or polio ?

Need more info: Unless you are in Pakistan or Afghanistan, the kid does not have polio. How much protein was there? What was the cell count? What symptoms does the child have? All these things need to be sorted out by examining the child and it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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My CSF results show normal cell count but show inflammatory proteins-oligoclonal bands, what does this mean please?

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

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What condition most closely relates to these CSF results? Clear appearance, lymphocytes: 2 cells/μl, protein: 100 mg/dl, glucose: 30 mg/dl.

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

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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?

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

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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 ?

Possibly: Without knowing symptoms and history difficult to say for sure but the elevated protein with relatively normal cell count is something encountered in GBS. ...Read more

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Mri revealed inflammation around spine. Lp revealed protein in csf. What does this mean? Doctor told me sign of MS and no treatment given

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

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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