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Lumbar Punctures
Lumbar Punctures
A lumbar punctures is a procedure in which a needle is used to access the subarachnoid space. This may be used to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for diagnostic purposes, or therapeutic purposes in order to deliver drugs.

Opening Pressure


Measuring Opening Pressure

    • How to Measure

    • Attach the manometer with three way tap directly onto the needle.
  • Hold the 0 mark on the manometer at the level of the needle, and hold the manometer tubing up vertically.
  • The opening pressure is indicated by the level that the fluid reaches in the manometer fluid.
Last updated on January 1st, 2018