High glucose → hyperglycemia
Total protein estimation and globulin test
Value: 0.15 – 0.40g/l (15-40mg%)
A positive pandy’s test for increase in total C.S.f protein in all form of meningitis.
When the total protein exceeds 2.8/l
(200mg%), the fibrinogen level
cause the C.S.f pyogenic meningitis) Culture the specimen (sample No 1) to clot.
It is necessary, if the fluid contains cells and, or, the protein concentration is abnormal. Note: C.S.f should be cultured as soon as possible after collection. If a delay is unavoidable, the fluid should be kept at 35-370C (never refrigerated). If the C.S.f appears only slightly cloudy, centrifuge it in a sterile tube for 15-20minute and use the sediment for inoculating the plates.