Which specific studies are performed on CSF from a lumbar puncture (LP)?

Updated: Aug 02, 2018
  • Author: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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When indicated, viral titers or cultures, Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) tests, Cryptococcus antigen assays, India ink stains, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) levels, or other studies may also be ordered. Additional tests may be warranted, depending on the clinical situation.


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