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A CSF test is a medical test that measures the levels of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the body. The test is used to diagnose various conditions of the brain and spinal cord. A CSF test is typically done by taking a sample of CSF from the lower back. This is done with a needle and syringe and is usually painless. The sample is then sent to a lab for analysis.

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The cost of CSF Test in India varies as per the city in India.

The average price of CSF Test ranges from ₹200 to ₹11000.

The price for the test in the following cities is:

  • Chennai: ₹11,000
  • Delhi: ₹11,000
  • Mumbai: ₹11,000
  • Pune: ₹11,000

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your cerebrospinal fluid can be measured for various chemicals using a CSF analysis. A CSF test is used to diagnose various conditions of the brain and spine.

It might consist of diagnostic tests for the following conditions:

  • Meningitis, encephalitis, and other infectious conditions affect the brain and spinal cord. 
  • Autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and Guillain - Barré syndrome (MS). 
  • Brain tumours, bleeding in the brain, including cancers, migrated to the central nervous system.
  • The most prevalent type of dementia, Alzheimer's disease causes memory loss, confusion, and behavioural problems

CSF tests are usually performed when there is suspicion of neurodegenerative disease, infection, or inflammation. They can also be used to monitor the progression of certain conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (MS) along with other conditions related to the spinal cord or brain. The test can also be used to help determine the cause of certain types of headaches.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should consider getting a CSF test done:

  • severe headaches
  • neck stiffness
  • confusion
  • difficulty waking up
  • seizures
  • vision problems
  • changes in mood or behaviour

If you are having any of these symptoms, it's important to consult with a doctor to see if a CSF test is right for you.

A CSF test is a medical procedure used to collect a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that surrounds the brain and spine. This fluid is then analyzed for various proteins, cells, and other markers. The CSF test is a safe and simple procedure that is typically performed in a doctor’s office or hospital. 

During the test, a small amount of CSF is collected through a needle inserted into the lower back. The most common method is a lumbar puncture, also known as a spinal tap. This procedure is generally safe and well-tolerated. However, there are a few potential risks, such as headaches, bleeding, and infection. The sample is then sent to a laboratory for analysis.

Most people do not experience any complications from a CSF test. The danger of getting a spinal tap is extremely low. When the needle is inserted, you can feel a slight pressure or pinch. You might experience some discomfort or tightness in your back where the needle was injected for the test.

Additionally, you could get headaches or minor bleeding at the wound. The headache could linger for a few hours or even for a week or longer, but your doctor might recommend treatment to lessen the discomfort.

Normal CSF levels can vary depending on a person's age and health. In general, CSF levels should be between 7 and 50 mg/dL. High levels of CSF may be indicative of a leak, such as a cerebrospinal fluid fistula. Low levels of CSF may be indicative of a blockage, such as a meningeal tumour. The results of a CSF test should be interpreted by a medical professional.
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