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Talk to doctor: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. If the doctor who ordered the test is not able to interpret it, it would be useful to talk to the pathologist of the lab that did the tests. ...Read more
CSF results showing features consistent with inflammation of the nervous system, what does this mean?
Infection can cause inflammation but often will cause serious symptoms like fever, headache and stiff neck and mental status changes. Other neurological diseases can cause inflammation as well. See following info on lumbar puncture as a test to evaluate neuro problems:
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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
Leakage from nose tested for csf. Result= not detected, but also said insufficient sample. Had at least half teaspoon in tube- how is that not enough?
Talk to the lab: You or your doctor should contact the laboratory that reported the result and ask for an explanation. From what you described, there was sufficient sample. ...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
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
CSF Otorrhea: Depending on the cause, trauma vs spontaneous, the presence of an abnormal communication between sterile subarachnoid space with the flora of the sinonasal places your child at great risk for meningitis, which is potentially life threatening. Your child should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist immediately who may refer you to a neurosurgeon if a complex operation is indicated to seal the leak. ...Read more
Just had an lp done a few days ago, pending complete results however csf shows 100% lymphocytes (high). What does this mean?
How many?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, ! 00% means that all the cells were lymphocytes, it does not say how many cells were there. Normal CSF has about 5 lymphocytes/cmm. ...Read more
I had a spinal puncture done and the results said CSF/serum oligoclonal bands negative and CSF Oligoclonal bands 0 bands. Does that mean I have ms?
Presence of CSF oligoclonal bands is consistent and normally diagnostic of multiple sclerosis in the right circumstances. The absence does not rule out MS and the diagnosis has to be based on clinical findings and MRI results. There may also be some ethnic differentiation of oligoclonal bands present in patients with MS. You can review the article below
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Sinus issues & drainage when leaning over- just gave sample of liquid from nose to test for csf, how long do results take?
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
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
Lumbar puncture results: Multiple IgG oligoclonal bands detected in CSF and serum, most bands unique to CSF. IgG value 9.43, range 6 - 15 Is this MS?
Consistent: But diagnosis of MS should be based on history, physical exam, results of MRI films, and spinal fluid is useful in ambiguous cases. However, elevation of oligoclonal bands can be seen in several disorders and NOT definitive on its own. Have your doctor now put the whole picture in place. Most likely MS, but other possibilities exist. ...Read more