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lactate in the CSF

Name lactate in the CSF
Specimen requirements 1 ml of CSF
Methodology photometry
Reference ranges 1.2-2.1 mmol/l
Diagnostic recommendation indication of intrathecal glucose administration,
differentiation between viral and bacterial meningitis not possible on the basis of the lactate concentration alone,
lactate in cerebrospinal fluid more informative than determination of glucose in CSF
Remarks non validated method