MYELIN BASIC PROTEIN, CSF

Components
Not recommended for the workup of suspected multiple sclerosis. Preferred test is Oligoclonal Bands. (Test code: OBAND)

Specimen Required
Send 1.2 mL CSF (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial. Do not centrifuge CSF. CSF must be clear. Submitting 4th lumbar puncture collection tube minimizes blood contaminaiton. Blood contamination and hemolysis may interfere with results.

Rejection Criteria
Xanthochromia, RBCs, hemolysis

Methodology
Radioimmunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 7 day; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 21 days

Reference Range
<4.1 mcg/L

Performed
Monday, Thursday

Turnaround Time5-9 days
Test CodeMBPCS
CPT-4 Code (s)
83873 RUO
LOINC Codes
2638-5

Warde
Medical
Laboratory