Cerebrospinal fluid analysis.

@article{Seehusen2003CerebrospinalFA,
  title={Cerebrospinal fluid analysis.},
  author={Dean A Seehusen and Mark M Reeves and Demitri A Fomin},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2003},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={1103-8}
}
Lumbar puncture is frequently performed in primary care. Properly interpreted tests can make cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) a key tool in the diagnosis of a variety of diseases. Proper evaluation of CSF depends on knowing which tests to order, normal ranges for the patient's age, and the test's limitations. Protein level, opening pressure, and CSF-to-serum glucose ratio vary with age. Xanthochromia is most often caused by the presence of blood, but several other conditions should be considered. The… CONTINUE READING

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