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The purpose of adding albumin to CSF before cytocentrifugation is to:
A web-like pellicle in a refrigerated CSF specimen is indicative of:
Given the following information, calculate the CSF WBC count: cells counted, 80; dilution, 1:10; large Neubauer squares counted, 10.
The CSF tube that should be refrigerated is:
The CSF tube labeled 3 is sent to:
Prior to performing a Gram stain on CSF, the specimen must be:
Neutrophils with pyknotic nuclei may be mistaken for:
The CSF IgG index calculated in Study Question 27 is indicative of:
Given the following results, calculate the IgG index: CSF IgG, 50 mg/dL; serum IgG, 2 gm/dL; CSF albumin, 70 mg/dL; serum albumin, 5 gm/dL.
A CSF WBC count is diluted with:
The test of choice to detect neurosyphilis is the:
Cells resembling large and small lymphocytes with cleaved nuclei represent:
Following a CNS diagnostic procedure, which of the following might be seen in the CSF?
The presence of xanthochromia can be caused by all of the following except:
A total CSF cell count on a clear fluid should be:
A patient with a blood glucose of 120 mg/dL would have a normal CSF glucose of:
Elevated CSF protein values can be caused by all of the following except:
Substances present in the CSF are contolled by the:
CSF can be differentiated from plasma by the presence of:
The CSF flows through the:
Measurement of which of the following can be replaced by CSF glutamine analysis in children with Reye syndrome?
The integrity of the blood-brain barrier is measured using the:
All of the following statements are true about cryptoccocal meningitis except:
The primary concern when pleocytosis of neutrophils and lymphocytes is found in the CSF is:
The finding of oligoclonal bands in the CSF and not in the serum is seen with:
Myeloblasts are seen in the CSF:
The presence of which of the following cells is increased when a CNS shunt malfunctions?
In plasma, the second most prevalent protein is IgG; in CSF, the second most prevalent protein is:
The normal value of CSF protein is:
A CSF glucose of 15 mg/dL, WBC count of 5000, 90% neutrophils, and protein of 80 mg/dL is suggestive of: