Chloride, Spinal Fluid
Clinical Information Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test
Cerebrospinal fluid, which cushions the brain and spinal cord, is formed by both ultrafiltration and active secretion from plasma.
This test is of limited clinical utility.
Cerebrospinal fluid chloride levels generally reflect systemic (blood) chloride levels.
Cautions Discusses conditions that may cause diagnostic confusion, including improper specimen collection and handling, inappropriate test selection, and interfering substances
No significant cautionary statements
Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.