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CSF Interpretation
 
 

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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