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The client has clear drainage from the nose and ears after a head injury. How can the nurse determine if the drainage is CSF?



A. Measure the pH of the fluid
B. Measure the specific gravity of the fluid
C. Test for glucose
D. Test for chlorides

This question is part of NCLEX Practice Test for Medical Surgical Nursing 2 (Exam Mode) by RNpedia.com
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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 20, 2016

Test for glucose

The CSF contains a large amount of glucose which can be detected by using glucostix. A positive result with the drainage indicate CSF leakage.
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