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What exactly is a CSF xanthochromia test?

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In brief: Lumbar puncture

This is not a test of the spinal fluid but an observation on color, i.
e., the normal CSF is clear, and if tinted, that suggests presence of red blood cells, and possible bleeding in brain or spinal cord.

In brief: Lumbar puncture

This is not a test of the spinal fluid but an observation on color, i.
e., the normal CSF is clear, and if tinted, that suggests presence of red blood cells, and possible bleeding in brain or spinal cord.
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