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Chapter-12 Cerebrospinal and other Body Fluids

BOOK TITLE: Medical Laboratory Technology: Methods and Interpretations (2 Volumes)

Author
1. Sood Ramnik
ISBN
9788184484496
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11776_13
Edition
6/e
Publishing Year
2009
Pages
21
Author Affiliations
1. Manipal Health Systems (Manipal Group), Manipal Health Systems, (Manipal Group), Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India, Manipal Health Systems (Manipal Group), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, Healthcare Mena Limited, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Healthcare Meena, Sharjah, UAE, Reem Medical and Diagnostic Centre, Healthcare Mena Limited, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Reem Medical and Diagnostic Center, Healthcare Mena Limited, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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Abstract

The chapter begins with CSF, its normal values, how to obtain it (lumbar puncture), indications and complications of lumbar puncture. It mentions about CSF pressure, CSF rhinorrhoea. This is followed by CSF—gross examination, cell counts—normal and abnormal findings with causes. Globulin test is given in good detail. Lange’s colloidal gold test is presented nicely. All normal and pathological conditions where CSF values are changed are given a chart format. CSF biochemical parameters are given too. Likewise all such parameters vis-à-vis synovial fluid, pleural fluid, pericardial fluid, peritoneal fluid are also given.

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