There r many diff tests that can be done..for MS they look for bands...not sure what this is exactly, but it is like testing blood...there r many things that r normal to be found and many things that r abnormal to be found.
From what I understand with LP's they can look for certain proteins or antibodies that are found in MS that they won't find in your blood. Same goes for Lyme's disease I believe.. Plus, it can show up a higher presence of certain types of cells that indicate a chronic infection, viral meningitis or in the case of bacterial meningitis..a higher amount of proteins.
So if all else fails...it looks like a good way to detect what is wrong with you despite the pain factor!
PMN's would stand for polymorphonuclear monocyctes. It is good that they aren't present as they are a sign of infection, that bacteria is present like in meningitis, or it can indicate MS too. They are the most numerous WBC's in your body...
Carolyn...I knew u would know the terms here....wow....I guess drs just feel there is no way to explain this stuff, but u were able to ...huh...I guess they just lack social skills...lol....or can not speak to someone in everyday lingo....
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