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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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  • 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 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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