CSF FOR MALIGNANT CELL
Why to get tested?
To diagnose a disease or condition affecting the central nervous system such as infection, bleeding within the brain or skull, cancer, or autoimmune disorder
When to get tested?
When your healthcare provider suspects that your symptoms are due to a condition or disease involving your central nervous system
What sample needed?
A sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collected by a health practitioner from the lower back using a procedure called alumbar puncture or spinal tap
What preparation I need before test?
You will be instructed to empty your bladder and bowels prior to sample collection. It will be necessary to lie still in a curled-up fetal position during the collection and to lie flat and still for a time period after the collection.