Test Findings
 

Xanthochromia

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Overview

  • Yellowish colour of cerebrospinal fluid that can be spectrometrically measured, indicative of bilirubin formation due to haem metabolism.
    • Significance

    • Subarachnoid haemorrhage will be xanthochromic (yellow) >12 hours after onset.
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