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Meningitis tests
Meningitis

Tests could include:

  • A blood culture is a fairly routine test that checks for bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms in the blood. The test is relatively simple for the patient and involves a simple blood draw. A laboratory tests the blood sample and the results ar...
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  • The central nervous system (CNS) consists of the brain and spinal cord. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colorless liquid that surrounds and protects the CNS. It bathes the brain and spine in nutrients and eliminates waste products. It also c...
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  • A cerebrospinal fluid test measures the amount of protein in your spinal fluid to diagnose a range of conditions.
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  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear liquid that cushions and surrounds the brain and spinal cord. It delivers nutrients and carries away waste. This fluid is continually replenished by the choroid plexus in the brain and absorbed into the bloodst...
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  • A complete blood count, or CBC, measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and to cancer.
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  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis is a way of looking for conditions that affect your brain and spine. It's a series of lab tests performed on a sample of CSF.
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  • A cerebrospinal fluid smear is used to test the liquid surrounding your brain and spinal cord for infectious diseases.
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  • A lumbar puncture is a medical procedure usually performed to obtain a sample of cerebrospinal fluid. The procedure is sometimes referred to as a spinal tap.
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  • A CT scan is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of the body. Learn why a CT scan is performed and what to expect during a CT scan.
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