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CSF smear

CSF smear

CSF smear: A CSF smear is a test to analyze the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) under a microscope to record its color and what kinds of cells are present; a very small amount is spread (smeared) onto a glass slide for microscopic evaluation. CSF is collected by lumbar puncture.

CSF smear: Other Names

Other names for CSF smear include:

  • Spinal fluid smear
  • Cerebrospinal fluid smear

Diseases Associated with CSF smear

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with CSF smear:

Basic Information: CSF smear

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'CSF smear' may be involved.

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