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What are diagnostic tests for viral meningitis?
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
In brief: Spinal Tap
The most important test to diagnose viral meningitis is a spinal tap.
The fluid removed can give the answer sometimes immediately after looking at it but the culture will be most important to see if it is viral or bacterial.

In brief: Spinal Tap
The most important test to diagnose viral meningitis is a spinal tap.
The fluid removed can give the answer sometimes immediately after looking at it but the culture will be most important to see if it is viral or bacterial.
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