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Oligoclonal Bands *

SIM

13320 

CPT

83916 

Synonyms

CSF Protein

Specimen Type

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum, collected at the same time. 

Container

Red-top or gold-top tube for serum and plastic tube for CSF

Collection Instructions

Spinal tap and venipuncture.  CSF and blood must be collected at the same time 

Volume

Volume:  0.5 mL CSF and  0.5 mL serum 
Min. volume : 0.1 mL CSF and  0.1 mL serum 

Additional Information

Aids in diagnosis of diseases of the central nervous system including meningitis, tumor,  syphilis and multiple sclerosis.

PatientPreparation

Spinal tap

Specimen Processing Instructions

 Once in the lab,transfer serum and CSF to aliquot tube.

Transport Requirements

Frozen

Specimen Stability

 Frozen :14 days 

Rejection Criteria

Plasma; specimens not received frozen; CSF and serum not received.

Reference Range

Reference range accompanies report

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Oligoclonal banding 

Methodology

Isoelectric focusing (IEF) and immunoblotting on agarose gel 

Testing Frequency

 

LCA

019216 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride

Reviewed Date

02/19/2018

Supplemental

*  Denotes Reference Lab Test

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 19, 2018

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