The tests your health care team orders for your child will depend on the condition they think your child might have. See the information below about a range of tests. There is also a section specifically about childhood cancer tests.
Doctors will usually arrange a lumbar puncture to find out if your child has an infection of the lining or the fluid around their brain. A doctor inserts a needle in the lower back to get a sample of the fluid that moves around the brain and spine.