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Cerebrospinal fluid culture

Cerebrospinal fluid culture

Cerebrospinal fluid culture: A cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) culture is a test to determine if microorganisms have infected the cerebrospinal fluid, which lubricates the spinal cord; the CSF is removed by lumbar puncture (spinal tap) and tested for growth of bacteria, viruses, or fungi.

Cerebrospinal fluid culture: Other Names

Other names for Cerebrospinal fluid culture include:

  • CSF culture
  • Cerebral spinal fluid culture
  • Culture of cerebral spinal fluid
  • Culture-CSF
  • Spinal fluid culture

Symptoms Associated with Cerebrospinal fluid culture

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Diseases Associated with Cerebrospinal fluid culture

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Cerebrospinal fluid culture:

Basic Information: Cerebrospinal fluid culture

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