I am currently being seen at Mayo Clininc in Jacksonville Florida, this is my 3rd week here (this was expected to be a 5 day visiy), I came from MIssouri to find out what was wrong with me. And Mayo has been great.
I Had a lumbar puncture the day before Thanksgiving and the results are online but they mean nothing to me.
So I googled various results and found I should not have red blood cells in my spinal fluid by the 3rd vial and I did:
Cerebral Spinal Fluid Analysis (11/24/2010 8:13 AM EST)
Name Result Normal Range
CSF Tube# 3.0
CSF WBC Count <1 /uL 0 - 5
CSF RBC 70.0 /uL
I am a little worried, my next appointment is not until Monday, my doctors are off due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
If it will help here are some addition results:
Body Fluid Analysis (11/24/2010 8:13 AM EST)
Name Result Normal Range
BF Color COLRLESS
BF Appear CLEAR
# WBC Counted/Diff 100.0
BF Segs 9.0 %
BF Lymph 81.0 %
BF Monos 10.0 %
I know the clear and colorless is a good thing. But what about the RBC? The lady who did the tap said there were no problems and there was no blood or any discoloration in the bandhen I removed it 15 minutes after the procedure was completed.
Please help me understand the results I am starting to freaking out a bit.
Unfortunately, I am not qualified to interpret these results. I can tell you that you are right in that clear and colorless are a VERY good thing. The Mayo clinic is a wonderful place, so you are in excellent hands, I am sorry that I cannot be of more help. Good luck.
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