CSF Leakage Evaluation Nasal Ear Discharge

csf leakage evaluation (nasal/ear discharge)

CSF Leakage Evaluation Nasal Ear Discharge

Our brain and spinal cord are surrounded by a clear liquid called Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This fluid provides a cushion to the head and protects it from a head injury. CSF is abundant with different kinds of protein and BTP (Beta Trace Protein) is a protein present in the cerebrospinal fluid. It is considered an ideal marker for cerebrospinal fluid leakage in nasal or ear discharge. The CSF nasal or ear discharge usually happens in patients with traumatic or surgical brain injuries.

ENT Surgeon orders the CSF Leakage Evaluation (Nasal/Ear Discharge) Test for confirmation regarding the presence of cerebrospinal fluid in ear/nasal discharge. The confirmation of the existence of CSF in Nasal/ Ear Discharge helps in the treatment of patients with a head injuries and further investigation of the reasons.

Why is CSF Leakage Evaluation (Nasal/Ear Discharge) Test Done?

The CSF Leakage evaluation test is usually recommended for patients with cranial injuries and showing symptoms such as

  • Watery discharge from the nasal or ear
  • Pain in the back of the head
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Dizziness
  • Cognition modifications
  • Hearing loss etc.

This test helps the ENT surgeon in a detailed investigation of the patient with head injury (cranial injury) to provide the patient with treatment.

Sample Type Required

  • 2ml of discharge from ear or nasal
  • 2ml of serum


The CSF Leakage evaluation(ear/nasal) test is suggested if ENT Surgeon suspects that a patient with a head injury has CSF leakage to confirm whether the CSF leakage is present or not. With the help of this test, doctors are able to provide specific treatment to get rid of the problem. 



Test Type CSF Leakage Evaluation Nasal Ear Discharge

CSF Leakage Evaluation (Nasal/Ear Discharge) Test (Pathology Test)


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