Hi everyone, My new neurologist is scheduling me for a lumbar puncture to analyze my cerebro-spinal fluid next week. She asked me to reach out to my other doctors (ME/infectious disease specialist, LLMD) so they can add their requests for panels and tests to run. We are trying to piggyback as many tests as possible from this one invasive procedure. Unfortunately, most of my doctors are out for the long Labor Day weekend, and fear I may not hear from them on time for the test. The following is the list of tests and panels that the new neurologist wants to run: WBC + RBC NMDA Glucose EBV CMV Lyme I've been researching a bit, and I think it would make sense to add some of the following tests as well: Fungal tests, cytokines, Lyme co-infections (I'm positive for bartonella), proteins, lactate... I would like to ask anyone in the forum with knowledge of CSF tests to please add any suggestions for extra tests that could be conducted next week. Anything else that could help shed some light on my progressive cognitive/memory decline? Any tests my doctor is missing? For the record, recent MRIs and CT SPECT scans showed that I have brain lesions and hypo-perfusion. Thanks in advance for your help!