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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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  • A cerebrospinal fluid culture is an important diagnostic test for several conditions, including bacterial and viral meningitis. Learn how it works.
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  • CSF cell count and differential are measured during cerebrospinal fluid analysis. The results can help diagnose conditions of the central nervous system.
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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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  • The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) glucose test measures the amount of glucose in your cerebrospinal fluid. Learn about the procedure and the risks.
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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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  • Learn about the lumbar puncture procedure and its risks.
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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 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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