Lumbar Puncture details and Cost in India

The procedure starts at the cost of ₹ 400

Lumbar Puncture:
Procedure Type: Medical
Common/Other Names:
Spinal tap
Procedure Duration: Typically 30 minutes to an hour.
Hospital Stay: Usually an outpatient procedure, but patients may be observed for a few hours after the procedure.
Anesthesia Needed?: Local anesthesia is used to numb the area where the needle will be inserted.
Before Procedure:
Patients may be asked to fast for a few hours before the procedure.
They may need to stop taking certain medications, especially blood thinners, before the procedure.
After Procedure:
Patients may be advised to lie flat for a few hours after the procedure to prevent headaches.
They may be asked to drink plenty of fluids to help replace the cerebrospinal fluid that was removed during the procedure.
Factors Affecting The Cost:
Hospital or clinic fees
Physician fees
Cost of anesthesia
Cost of any additional tests or procedures that may be needed
Risks & Complications Associated with the Procedure:
Headache
Infection
Bleeding
Nerve damage
Rarely, brain herniation (a serious complication where brain tissue is squeezed through a small opening in the skull)
Cost of Diagnostic Tests:
Pre-operative tests such as blood tests, imaging tests, and others may be required, the cost of which can vary.
Benefits:
Diagnosis of various neurological conditions such as meningitis, multiple sclerosis, and certain types of cancer.
Relief of symptoms such as headaches or pressure in the head caused by increased intracranial pressure.

City-wise Cost Estimates

Mumbai

Minimum Cost: ₹ 400

Average Cost: ₹ 950

Maximum Cost: ₹ 1,500

Chennai

Minimum Cost: ₹ 400

Average Cost: ₹ 950

Maximum Cost: ₹ 1,500

Bangalore

Minimum Cost: ₹ 400

Average Cost: ₹ 950

Maximum Cost: ₹ 1,500

Delhi

Minimum Cost: ₹ 300

Average Cost: ₹ 713

Maximum Cost: ₹ 1,125

Kolkata

Minimum Cost: ₹ 300

Average Cost: ₹ 713

Maximum Cost: ₹ 1,125

Hyderabad

Minimum Cost: ₹ 300

Average Cost: ₹ 713

Maximum Cost: ₹ 1,125

Ahmedabad

Minimum Cost: ₹ 200

Average Cost: ₹ 475

Maximum Cost: ₹ 750

Pune

Minimum Cost: ₹ 200

Average Cost: ₹ 475

Maximum Cost: ₹ 750

Surat

Minimum Cost: ₹ 200

Average Cost: ₹ 475

Maximum Cost: ₹ 750

Chandigarh

Minimum Cost: ₹ 200

Average Cost: ₹ 475

Maximum Cost: ₹ 750

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