CSF Culture Test

What is Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Culture Test?

The brain and spinal cord are parts of the central nervous system (CNS). Cerebrospinal fluid CSF is a transparent fluid without any color that protects the central nervous system surrounding it. A patient is recommended for a CFS test if your doctor suspects CNS inflammation or infection through some symptoms. 

CFS culture test helps to diagnose the illness so that you get the best treatment. Such health conditions include Epilepsy, Lyme disease, Bleeding around the brain, Fungal infections, Bacterial or viral meningitis, Multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, Brain and spinal cord damage, and Guillain-Barré syndrome.

The cerebrospinal Fluid Culture test in Pakistan is a simple routine test that helps medical practitioners to get to know the overall health of an individual.

CSF Test Price in Pakistan

CSF test cost in Pakistan ranges between (1500-3000) Rupees. The CSF test price in Pakistan varies depending upon the lab and city you are choosing to get your test. However, to get a discount on spinal fluid test cost in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, and other major cities, you can book your CSF test from Healthwire.

How can I Book CSF Culture Test Near Me?

You can easily book a CSF test online. For efficient service and affordable CSF test prices in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and other major cities, you can rely on Healthwire. You can call us at 042352500989/02137130261 or click on the test for instant booking of the CSF test.

To book your CSF culture test:

You can simply click on the lab test online via our web healthwire.pk or Healthwire app

  • Select the CSF culture test or upload the prescription
  • Pay in cash or online (debit/credit card, jazzcash)
  • Our representative will call you for confirmation

You can also call us at 042352500989/02137130261 or click on the test for instant booking. You can also avail discount on the spinal fluid test cost if you book your test via Healthwire.

When is a CSF Culture Test Performed?

If your doctor suspects that you may have a condition or disease that involves the central nervous system. People who suffer trauma to the brain or spinal cord, you may be ordered for the CSF test.

In case of cancer diagnosis, your doctor may ask for the CSF culture test because cancer can spread into the central nervous system CNS.

How to Interpret CSF Culture Test Results?

Normal CSF Values



Normal Range 



1-4yr old 



0 – 30 cells x 106/L

0 – 30 cells x 106/L

0 – 10 cells x 106/L

0 – 5 cells x 106/L




0-675 cells x 106/L

0 – 10 cells x 106/L


Neonates ≤ 6d


0.7 g/L

0.2 – 0.4 g/L (<1% of serum protein concentration)



60% of simultaneously determining plasma concentration 

(CSF: serum ratio>0.6)

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CSF Culture Test

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