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Lumbar Puncture: What to expect and how to prepare - 08/2023
Lumbar Puncture: What to expect and how to prepare
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This handout explains a lumbar puncture, also called a spinal tap. It includes how to prepare, what to expect during and after the exam, and how to get the test results.
University of Washington Medical Center
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Patient Care Procedures & Instructions