Reply To: Negative Spinal Tap-Still CIDP?

May 28, 2016 at 6:42 pm

I found a copy of UHC’s position paper. As you say, they take a hard core position including:
“AND (d) Both of the following findings following lumbar puncture:
i. White blood cell count <10/mm 3
ii. Elevated CSF protein”

I recommend you contact the Foundation for assistance with this battle. And, the answer is yes I did have negative spinal tap(s) as it it relates to i. and ii. above with coverage by insurance. However, my primary coverage was and is Medicare.