Blood Sciences Test


Beta Trace Protein (?CSF leak)

Specimen

Please collect minimum 0.5 ml into a white lid clear universal tube.

Test Usage

The leakage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) into nasal, oral or ear cavities or from a dermal sinus and its subsequent drainage from these cavities may be caused by trauma, intracranial surgical procedures, infection, hydrocephalus, congenital malformations and neoplasms. The most severe consequence of a CSF leak is microorganism contamination and the development of meningitis.

Epidemiology

Etiology

Pathophysiology

Clinical Presentation

Diagnosis

Turnaround time

Approx 1 month

Availability

Referred test

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