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Will I need a spinal tap to diagnose multiple sclerosis?

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When doctors do this test, they’re looking closely at the fluid in your spine, called cerebrospinal fluid, for higher levels of proteins and other substances that are signs of the disease. These can be helpful in diagnosing MS, but they’re not absolute proof of the condition. Your doctor can tell you if you need to have a spinal tap.

From: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Diagnosis & Tests WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on February 28, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 02/28/2018

SOURCE: National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on February 28, 2018

SOURCE: National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on February 28, 2018

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