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 2.0 mL CSF (0.8 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Methodology
Radioimmunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 60 days

Reference Range
<4.1 mcg/L

Performed
Tuesday, Friday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeMBPCS
CPT-4 Code (s)
83873 RUO
LOINC Codes
2638-5

Warde
Medical
Laboratory