Lumbar puncture and cerebrospinal fluid analysis.

  title={Lumbar puncture and cerebrospinal fluid analysis.},
  author={Henry D. Welch and Rodrigo Hasbun},
  journal={Handbook of clinical neurology},
Examination of the CSF is the gold standard for the diagnosis of meningitis. There are a number of laboratory tests. in addition to CSF cell count, glucose concentration, Gram's stain, and bacterial culture, that are useful in identifying the organism and differentiating between bacterial and viral meningitis. These laboratory tests can be used in… CONTINUE READING