Lumbar Puncture

A spinal tap/lumbar puncture is performed in your lower back, in the lumbar region. During lumbar puncture, a needle is inserted between two lumbar bones (vertebrae) to remove a sample of cerebrospinal fluid. Information gathered from a lumbar puncture can help diagnose: Serious bacterial, fungal and viral infections, including meningitis, encephalitis and syphilis Bleeding around the… Read More Lumbar Puncture