Cerebrospinal Fluid Protein Electrophoresis

  • John R. Petersen
  • Amin A. Mohammad
Part of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine book series (PLM)


Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), a clear colorless fluid with a viscosity similar to water, is produced at a rate of approx 500 mL p/d. The volume averages 135–150 mL in an adult and approx 40 mL in neonates with a turnover rate of 6 h. Approximately two-thirds of the CSF is secreted by the choroid plexuses, whereas the rest comes from leakage of plasma from the capillary bed found in the central nervous system (CNS) and the metabolism of glucose by cells in the CNS.


Multiple Sclerosis Capillary Electrophoresis Bacterial Meningitis Methyl Cellulose Oligoclonal Band 
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  • Amin A. Mohammad

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