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A patient came to a neurologist’s office with unusual symptoms requiring further testing. The neurologist ordered a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) to obtain cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for testing and completed a paper CSF prioritization worksheet to communicate with the lab which tests were most critical, in case there was not enough CSF for every test.