Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Cerebrospinal fluid: culture and sensitivity

Synonym(s): CSF

Contributor(s): Karen L Gerber, Andy Torrance

Overview

  • Essential step in diagnosing central nervous system (CNS) disease caused by bacterial or fungal microorganisms.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • On blood agar   →   aerobic and anaerobic culture and sensitivity.

Availability

  • Standard.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • There may be low numbers of organisms in the CSF resulting in negative culture.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

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