Having a lumbar puncture
One of a series of films we produced to help patients, their families and carers learn more about some of the most common tests and procedures used to diagnose and treat blood diseases.
Patients who have previously undergone these tests helped us to design the videos. Each film clearly explains what the procedure involves and addresses common issues and concerns including:
Why your doctor recommended this procedure
What you need to do to prepare
What you can expect during the procedure
What you need to do afterwards
Not every patient will be referred for all of these tests and practice may differ slightly depending on where you are treated.
Each film is available in English and also with subtitles in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, Polish, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish and Turkish at: