By Amer Wahed, MD FRCPath - 25th Jun 2021 - Course previews

Analyzing the chemical composition of cerebrospinal fluid

Your patient's cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) holds secrets that can tell you ALOT about their health–if you know what to look for. In this video, from our Body Fluid Lab Essentials course, you'll discover the CSF protein and glucose concentrations that spell trouble for your patient, the simple glucose calculation mistake that can cost you a diagnosis, and the little known test that will tell you whether meningitis is bacterial or viral. 

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Learn how to obtain bodily fluid samples, order the right tests, and quickly diagnose your patient’s problem with this epic course.

From time to time we send various bodily fluids to the laboratory—but are we ordering the right tests on these fluids to come to an accurate diagnosis? After attending this course, you will be comfortable ordering and interpreting bodily fluid analyses. You will understand the clinical implications of lab abnormalities and will know what to do about them.

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