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Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap) for Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis



This procedure is used to sample the cerebrospinal fluid, also called CSF. This fluid bathes the spinal cord, the nerve roots and the brain. The CSF sample is taken with a needle placed between the vertebrae of the lower spine.