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In csf test what will they do ?

There is fluid in brain called CSF and it will be analysed it seems in disease. in csf test what will they do ?
Sun, 6 Dec 2009
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  Anonymous's Response

CSF is a fluid circulating in the brain and the spinal cord.  It acts like a shock absorbing mechanism.  CSF test is done to diagnose various neurological disease like brain fever, meningitis and others.  It is drained by a simple procedure called lumbar puncture.  They look at various parameters in the CSF for  definitive diagnosis.  

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In CSF test they will collect the spinal fluid from the back and examaine for various proteins, glucose and bateria and cells
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My kid had viral meningitis, they did the CSF puncture, it was a painful procedure. my kid tolerated well. but MRI or Ct did not find any thing new. thank god she is fine now.
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